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Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Chandigarh: Photo 1

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The legislative assembly building, with its top-lit forum. It was built to house the Punjab assembly, but when the Indian Punjab was divided into a new, smaller Punjab and a new state, Haryana, Chandigarh had to adapt fast. It became a centrally administered Union Territory, and this assembly building since 1967 has housed the assembly for two states. Barbed wire is probably not what Le Corbusier had in mind when he designed this temple to democracy.

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