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Churches of Pune: a talk

In Partnership With

Sinhgad College of Architecture

Led By

Shreeamey Ashok Phadnis
Sonal Chitnis Karanijikar

Meeting Time

01:45 PM

Meeting point

Department of Masters in Architectural Conservation, Sinhgad College of Architecture, Vadgaon Campus, Pune

About the Talk

 Pune has a history of 200 years of British cantonments at Khadki, Poona (Garpir), Dehu road & Wanawadi. With the advent of Christianity as a new religious faith in late 18th & early 19th century Pune, it witnessed the new social need for worshiping places for Europeans, native Christians and the converted communities of the Military regiments who were camping on the outskirts of the historic core city. This phase initially saw the wealthy Bombay merchants assisting the Christian priests and their Missionary churches by hiring their private properties and villas for their accommodation and worshiping purpose. Later it saw the basilican churches erected for European government officers in the Military camps of Cantonment areas. Most of these architectural icons landmarks still dotting the multiethnic social fabric of Pune core and cantonment area have fallen prey to the tests of time and changing needs of the worshipping communities. This talk will attempt a revisit to these architect

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