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DAM[N]ED

Through a series of cartographic studies and photographic inventories, this project traces the contrasting narratives of modernization and massive public works, and physical and spiritual belonging to the river's intangible landscapes. The journey pauses in Omkareshwar, an important destination in the Narmada Parikrama, where pilgrims visit the many temples and encounter the Narmada holy waters in the ghats and the Sangam. As pilgrims engage in their bathing rituals with decreasing water levels, the daunting presence of the Omkareshwar Dam hides behind a large reservoir that submerged many villages and sacred sites in its making.

In collaboration with
Dhara and Nishant Mittal

Sponsored By
Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Research through Planning 

Research Assistant
Olaia Chivite Amigo

 

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