Ashoka Fellow
This description of Debashish Nayak's work was prepared when Debashish Nayak was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
Debashish is developing a people's movement to preserve and restore the rich architectural heritage of India's widely varying neighborhoods. By helping people see what they have and then organize to protect it, he's triggering the civic pride and organization that are the prerequisites to reversing urban decay.
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