Historic landscape, cultural resource and Shared Heritage: the study of Pulicat
N. SYED TAJUDEEN
The research focuses on the Dutch coastal city of Pulicat on the Coromandel coast, which is situated next to India's second-largest water body, the Pulicat Lagoon. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between water bodies and settlement planning, as it plays a critical role in the evolution of a city. Additionally, this research seeks to identify the shared Indo-Dutch heritage, which is evident in the cultural environment of the city. This cultural environment is a testament to the natural-cultural link, which promotes sustainable practices by combining the monsoon climate with cultural traditions. The town has a rich history dating back to the pre-colonial period, and it was a significant settlement for Portuguese, Dutch, and British maritime merchants during the 15th century. This history is an essential aspect of the maritime history accounts, which bridges the shared global heritage. However, due to industrialization and the construction of new port extensions, the entire coastal town is rapidly evolving without adequate planning to integrate natural and cultural landscapes. Therefore, this paper aims to describe the natural and cultural values of the city, which define the historic landscape and also attempts to understand the form of settlement and its resilience to natural calamities such as cyclones, tsunamis, etc. Additionally, this research highlights the natural-cultural links that support sustainable development in the city.
Keywords- Historic landscape, Pulicat, resilience society, Shared Heritage
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N. SYED TAJUDEEN,   "Historic landscape, cultural resource and Shared Heritage: the study of Pulicat"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.11, Issue 2, pp.62-65, June 2023, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR2302010.pdf