ashrafKAZI K. ASHRAF teaches at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has previously taught at Pratt Institute, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania where he continues to visit. His research interests include architecture and asceticism, intersections of architecture and landscape, and contemporary Asian architecture and urbanism. His publications include Louis Kahn’s Capital Complex in Bangladesh, An Architecture of Independence: The Making of Modern South Asia, and more recently the AD special issue Made in India which received the Pierre Vago Journalism Award from the Committee of International Critics. He is currently working on two publication projects: The Hermit’s Hut: Architecture and Asceticism in India, and Hometown: Narratives of Spatial Affiliation (with Jyoti Puri).