Though a Sonpar house with centered courtyard is basically single-storied, an extra inner row of rooms called the patahua added to one, two, three or four sides is topped by a semi-story with walls extended higher ... While the lower patahua rooms are primarily used as living, sleeping and storage rooms, the upper kotha rooms are Houses with Centered Courtyards in Kerala and Elsewhere in India 233.
|Title||:||Dimensions of Social Life|
|Author||:||Paul Edward Hockings|
|Publisher||:||Mouton De Gruyter - 1987-01-01|