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Bombay : metaphor for modern India / edited by Sujata Patel and Alice Thorner.

Contributor(s): Patel, Sujata | Thorner, Alice, 1917-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bombay ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995Description: xxxiii, 298 p. : maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0195640861; 0195636880.Subject(s): Urbanization -- India -- Bombay | Bombay (India) -- Social conditions | Bombay (India) -- Economic conditions | Bombay (India) -- HistoryDDC classification: 306/.0954/7923
Contents:
Bombay's Urban Predicament / Sujata Patel -- 1. Toil, Sweat and the City / Sandeep Pendse -- 2. Bombay as a Business Centre in the Colonial Period: A Comparison with Calcutta / Claude Markovits -- 3. Bombay in the Global Economy / Nigel Harris -- 4. Flying a Kite and Losing the String: Communication during the Bombay Textile Strike / Hub Van Wersch -- 5. Signatures in Space: Land Use in Colonial Bombay / Mariam Dossal --6. Urban Development Process in Bombay: Planning for Whom? / Swapna Banerjee-Guha -- 7. Upgradation of Slums: A World Bank Programme / Pratima Panwalkar --8. Spatial Patterns of Health and Mortality / Radhika Ramasubban and Nigel Crook -- 9. Manifesto of a Housing Activist / P. K. Das -- 10. Saffronization of the Shiv Sena: The Political Economy of City, State and Nation / Jayant Lele -- 11. Cultural Populism: The Appeal of the Shiv Sena / Gerard Heuze -- 12. The Commissioner and the Corporators: Power Politics at Municipal Level / Usha Thakkar.
13. Chronicle of a Riot Foretold / Kalpana Sharma.
Summary: The unprecedented bouts of violence which ravaged Bombay in December 1992 and January 1993 have raised agonizing questions as to how such a disaster could have occurred in India's modern metropolis. This book identifies the key characteristics of the city and explores the processes which have led to its conspicuous successes and hidden conflicts. The three main themes treated are labour and enterprise; claims on land, housing and health; politics and populism. Authors deal with both the present and its roots in the recent and colonial past.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Bombay's Urban Predicament / Sujata Patel -- 1. Toil, Sweat and the City / Sandeep Pendse -- 2. Bombay as a Business Centre in the Colonial Period: A Comparison with Calcutta / Claude Markovits -- 3. Bombay in the Global Economy / Nigel Harris -- 4. Flying a Kite and Losing the String: Communication during the Bombay Textile Strike / Hub Van Wersch -- 5. Signatures in Space: Land Use in Colonial Bombay / Mariam Dossal --6. Urban Development Process in Bombay: Planning for Whom? / Swapna Banerjee-Guha -- 7. Upgradation of Slums: A World Bank Programme / Pratima Panwalkar --8. Spatial Patterns of Health and Mortality / Radhika Ramasubban and Nigel Crook -- 9. Manifesto of a Housing Activist / P. K. Das -- 10. Saffronization of the Shiv Sena: The Political Economy of City, State and Nation / Jayant Lele -- 11. Cultural Populism: The Appeal of the Shiv Sena / Gerard Heuze -- 12. The Commissioner and the Corporators: Power Politics at Municipal Level / Usha Thakkar.

13. Chronicle of a Riot Foretold / Kalpana Sharma.

The unprecedented bouts of violence which ravaged Bombay in December 1992 and January 1993 have raised agonizing questions as to how such a disaster could have occurred in India's modern metropolis. This book identifies the key characteristics of the city and explores the processes which have led to its conspicuous successes and hidden conflicts. The three main themes treated are labour and enterprise; claims on land, housing and health; politics and populism. Authors deal with both the present and its roots in the recent and colonial past.

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