Le Corbusier’s book is manifesto driven. The text views history, negating the lapse of time between, as an object of inquiry for modernity to explore and critique, to then distance from it by ascertaining validity to the ideas of the period. By making such an unequal comparison, the argument widens to correlate society to the kind of architecture it produces. This forms the background for the machine age and it becomes a driving force for the city, for the built environment.
One of the six assignments explored the theme of liberation across three languages. A number of poems have been composed on various aspects of political liberation showcasing aspects such as the struggle for liberation, the suffering of the people, patriotic fervor etc. The chosen pieces were; The Slave’s Dream by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Jallianwala bagh mein basant by Subhadrakumari Chauhan and a portion from a piece called ‘Shiva Baavni’ by Kavi Bhushan.