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October 23, 2016

Lahore Topophilia of Space and Place Book Review – Suvorova

Lahore: Topophilia of Space and Place

This book is written by Anna Suvorova and published by OUP Pakistan in 2011. It is about the city of Pakistan which is known as its “Heart”, Lahore. This book explains the historical events and their impact on the culture and society of Lahore. It is sort of sociological study and analysis of the city.

This book is a reconstruction of the historical and cultural images of Lahore. The author has chosen an interdisciplinary approach that combines studies in cultural anthropology, literary and historical sources, art history, and humanistic geography. The central point of the analysis is topophilia, the term used to describe the strong sense of place or identity among certain peoples and groups.


The author’s aim is to show how the historical and cultural developments of people build up the cultural landscape of the city and how the geographical place and space in their turn influence the behavior and identity of Lahore’s citizens.

About the Author

Dr Anna Suvorova is head of the Department of Asian Literatures at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

Lahore Book Information

  • Title: Lahore: Topophilia of Space and Place
  • Author: Dr Anna Suvorova
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Pakistan
  • Publishing Year: 2011
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Pages: 260
  • Price: Rs 925
  • ISBN: 978-0-19-906355-0

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