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Urbanisation and Social Change in India free pdf As urbanisation is rapidly changing the geographic and social landscape of India, issues of collective violence, urban poverty and discrimination becomes crucial factor in the redefinition of citizenship not only in legal terms, but also in a cultural and socio-economic dimension. While Indian cities are becoming the centres of a culture of exclusion against vulnerable social groups, a long-term perspective is essential to understand the patterns that shaped the space, politics, economy and culture of contemporary metropolises. Using the case study of Ahmedabad, this book investigates the history of city and of its people over the twentieth century. It analyses the contrasting relationship between urban authorities and the inhabitants of Ahmedabad and examines instances of antagonism and negotiation amongst people, groups and between the people and the public authority that have continuously shaped, transformed and redefined life in the city. This book offers an important tool to understanding the bigger context of the conflicts, the social and cultural issues that accompanied the broader process of urbanisation in contemporary India. It will be of interest to scholars of Urban History, studies of collective violence and South Asian Studies."

About Tommaso Bobbio

Tommaso Bobbio is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Turin, Italy. He has conducted extensive research on the city of Ahmedabad. His recent articles include Never-ending Modi: Hindutva and Gujarati neoliberalism as prelude to all-India premiership? (Focaal, 2013) and Migrants, Slums and the Construction on Citizenship in Gandhi's Ahmedabad (1915 - 1930) (Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2014).

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Author : Tommaso Bobbio
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 08 April 2015
ISBN : 0415722446
EAN : 9780415722445
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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