Reviving the Collective Memory of Vijayawada City through Historical Sketch Maps

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2022 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 9 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Srivalli Kosuru, B. Shankar
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Srivalli Kosuru, B. Shankar, "Reviving the Collective Memory of Vijayawada City through Historical Sketch Maps," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 9,  no. 3, pp. 33-47, 2022. Crossref,


A see-through of any urban site with the support of sequenced memories of historical maps will reveal its exclusive identity by determining its tangible and intangible attributes. To step onward for such an exercise, one should be conscious of three aspects from which date to start. Where to accumulate the evidence? And how to establish those collected memories? The historical mapping methodology must be inimitable and appropriate to those circumstances to understand, analyze and assess any settlement origin and growth pattern without losing their deeply rooted identities. With a long journey of exploring the history of Vijayawada city, it is enlightenment about the role of dynamic nature in the human habitat's origin and development. This article documented and presented the Chronological maps of Vijayawada's history from the 1st Century A.D. to the date. The import of the historical sketch mapping technique was highlighted with the current exercise in the perception of appearing it in conserving the cultural and natural features and relative decision makings in the forthcoming spatial planning aspects of the city. The revived urban history will rediscover the joy of historical travel, with one eye on the living practices forgotten in different periods.


Collective memory, Historical sketch maps, Place identity, Tangible attributes, Urban history.


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