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Cities display unique character which can be understood through senses such as visual, auditory, olfactory and the tactile sense. This unique character and multisensory experience of place are the results of the numerous spatial and temporal activities taking place within the context of its setting and socio-cultural setup. The sound is a significant element which contributes to the creation of the sense of place. Every city has its unique soundscapes that enrich the identity and character of the city. The research and policies to reduce or control noise pollution is not the only solution to improve the quality of life, whereas the multidisciplinary approach is beneficial to enhance and conserve positive aspects of soundscape which is essential in urban design and planning. Soundscape research represents this paradigm shift as it involves not only physical measurements but also the cooperation of human/social sciences to account for the diversity of soundscapes across country and cultures; and it considers environmental sounds as a resource rather than a waste (Jian Kang, 2016). Several significant research has been done on sense-scape of cities in European context however beside of having potential sense-scape of traditional cities along with their indigenous knowledge system, very few sensory studies have been done in the Indian context. The rich heritage, organic morphology, vivid marketplaces, natural surroundings are wealthy and unexplored sources of multisensory experiences which required to be studied from Asian domain. Through literature review, the paper provides insight into the sense-scape from various contexts of Indian traditional towns as towns in a natural setting, temple towns, Islamic town, and vibrant towns in dead-dessert landscape setting etc. The study proposes soundscape from a different perspective; explore the sense-scape of Indian traditional cities in term of its complex soundscape matrix and how it shapes particular urban landscape creating a harmonious relationship between sound and architecture. The paper suggests and concludes with Indian sense-scape as a resource, worthy for conservation.
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