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Miki Desai Publications

Books

Architectural Heritage of Gujarat: Interpretation, Appreciation, values, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar: 2012

Desai, Madhavi, Miki Desai and Jon Lang, The Bungalow in Twentieth Century India: The Cultural Expression of Changing Ways of Life and Aspirations in the Domestic Architecture of Colonial and Post-Colonial Society, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., UK: Forthcoming.

Coauthor for a book titled Architecture and Independence: The Search for Identity , India - 1880 to 1980, Oxford University Press, New Delhi : 1997

Author, an Exhibition Catalogue, titled Architecture in Gujarat, Indien (translated in German by F. Keller), The Rietberg Museum, Zurich , 1990.

Research Reports

Author, The Domestic Regional Architecture of Gujarat: A Study of its Socio-cultural Developments (1850 to 1947), ICSSR, New Delhi (2002)

Coauthor for a Chapter on Modern and Contemporary Architecture for the Gujarat State Gazetteer, Part II, Gandhinagar (1991)

Coauthor for a Report The Sarkhej-Roza Complex: An Attitude Towards Conservation, C.E.P.T., Ahmedabad (1990)

Environmental Design Workshop for Rural India - A Thesis for the degree of Masters of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. (1978)

Monuments in Urban Surroundings - A Thesis for the degree of Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, C.E.P.T., Ahmedabad, India (1975)

Articles

Author, an Article on Architecture in Panchal, Taylor, Shukla "Vismi Sadinu Gujarat" (in Gujarati), Samvad Prakashan, Baroda: 2002.

Author, Culture, Philosophy and Art in Kerala as seen through Architecture, Shelat, Bharati (Ed.), Proceedings of the R K Sant Memorial Seminar on Indian Culture, Philosophy and Art, B J Institute of Learning and Research, Ahmedabad (2001)

Author, Wooden Architecture of Kerala: A Distinct Tradition in Indian Subcontinent, in Wood Design and Building, Canada (Winter 2001 & Spring 2001, No. 14 & 15).

Contributor (two entries) to the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, (Ed.) Prof. Paul Oliver, Oxford Polytechnic, U.K. (1998)

Contributor to the Dictionary of Art, McMillan Publishers Ltd., London (1996)

Coauthor for an article, titled The Adaptation and Growth of the Bungalow in India in the Journal of the Islamic Environmental Design Research Centre, Italy (1994-1995)

Coauthor for an article, titled A Discourse on House Form in Indian Context in ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, (Jan. - Feb. 1993)

Coauthor for an article, titled Ahmedabad: The City as Palimpsest, in ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, Vol. VIII, No. 3, (May - Jun. 1991)

Author for an article, titled Urban Environment and Conservation, in J.I.I.A., Vol. 54, Issue 1 (Mar. 1989)

The Meaning of Traditional Dwelling in Gujarat, based on Language, Literature and Rural as well as Urban Environments, An article in Paryeshti, C.E.P.T., Ahmedabad (1988)

Coauthor for an article, Hasmukh C. Patel - A Deft Designer for ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (Nov. - Dec.1985)

Assisted Architect-Planner Christopher Benninger and Architect Neal Barille for a research on Squatter Settlements in the City of Ahmedabad, (Summer 1969)

Environmental Design (Schools) - Assisted Architect Robin Gaunt (U.K.) and Neal Barille (U.S.A.) for the research and production of a Handbook on Low-cost schools (1968)

Madhavi Desai Publications

Published Articles

Architectural Education in India: Women Students, Culture and Pedagogy, Indian Architect and Builder, January 2014

Woman's Eye, Woman's Hand: Making Art and Architecture in Modern India, A Collection of Essays, Edited by D. Fairchild Ruggles

Books

Author, Women Architects and Modernism in India - Narratives and contemporary practices, (2016)

Architectural Heritage of Gujarat: Interpretation, Appreciation, values, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar: 2012

Desai, Madhavi, Miki Desai and Jon Lang, The Bungalow in Twentieth Century India: The Cultural Expression of Changing Ways of Life and Aspirations in the Domestic Architecture of Colonial and Post-Colonial Society, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., UK: Forthcoming.

Editor, Women and the Built Environment, Zubaan (Formerly Kali for Women), New Delhi (2007)

Author, Traditional Architecture: House Form of Bohras in Gujarat, National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA), Pune (forthcoming)

Work published in "Somaya, B and Mehta, U (Ed.s) An Emancipated Place, the HECAR Foundation, Mumbai (2000) Coauthor, Architecture and Independence : The Search for Identity , India 1880 to 1980 Oxford University Press, New Delhi (1997)

Contributed to the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World (Ed.) Paul Oliver, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, UK (1997)

Editor, Women Architect Forum's Newsletter, Ahmedabad (Since 1993 to 2001)

Contributed by an article titled The Meaning of Modernism in Indian Architecture to Pandya S. and Kar, P (Ed.s) "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modernity", Pencrafts International, New Delhi (2001)

Coauthor for an article titled The Adaptation and Growth of the Bungalow in India in Petruccioli, Attilio, (Ed.) "European Houses in Islamic Countries" in the Journal of the Islamic Environmental Design Research Centre, Rome (1995)

Coauthor for an article titled Grihvidhan: A Discourse on House Form in "ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN", (Mar. - Apr. 1993)

A Research Report titled The Traditional House Form of Bohras in Gujarat: Architectural Response to Cultural Ethos, Ahmedabad (Nov 1992) (Unpublished).

An article titled Bohra Dwellings of Gujarat for the Journal of The Indian Institute of Architects (Aug. 1992)

Coauthor for an article titled Towards a Non-Oppressive Environment in the magazine ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN, (Mar. - Apr. 1992)

An article, titled Social and Professional Attitudes in the Making of Women Architects, for the Journal of The Indian Institute of Architects (Apr. 1991)

An article, titled Women Architects in the Present Context for the Journal of The Indian Institute of Architects (Mar. 1991)

Coauthor for an article, titled Ahmedabad: The City as Palimpsest , in ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, Vol. VIII, No. 3 (May - Jun. 1991)

An article titled Bohra Dwellings: Cultural Manifestations in Regional Architecture, in ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN (Jul. - Aug. 1989)

An article, titled Architect's Role in Low-Cost Housing, for the Journal of The Indian Institute of Architects (June 1988)

Assistance and Coordination for the research for a major chapter on Modern Architecture in Gujarat by Miki Desai, under the guidance of Shri B V Doshi, undertaken for The State Gazetteers of Gujarat. This was a pioneering effort of reviewing architecture of Gujarat of the period from 1900 A.D. to 1985 A.D., with an aim to set some indicators of architectural styles, to decipher various influencing factors, to create certain awareness about building materials, workmanship and technology and to compare it in international context.

Coauthor for an article Hasmukh C. Patel - A Deft Designer for the magazine ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN, India (Nov - Dec. 1985)

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