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BOMBAY: Metaphor for Modern India

BOMBAY: Metaphor for Modern India
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Item Code: IDF959
Author: Sujata Patel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 0195640861
Pages: 333 (Figures: 6)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.4" X 5.4"
About the Book:

The unprecedented bouts of violence that ravaged Bombay in December 1992 and January1993 raised agonizing questions about 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 that have led to its conspicuous successes and hidden conflicts. The three main themes treated are about and enterprise; claims on land, housing, and health; and politics and populism. The contributors deal with the city's present, as well as with its roots in the recent and colonial past.

A poignant and moving statement on what constitutes the reality that is Bombay today the contribution stand out in terms of their commitment to the city and the traditions it have so long represented.

Displays fine scholarship, weaving the past history of the city into the framework of the most recent events mirrors the inner life of the city Business Standard.

About the Author:

Sujata Patel has been Professor and head, Department of Sociology, SNDT Women's university, Bombay, since 1992. her books include Bombay: Mosaic of Modern Culture (co-edited with Alice Thorner). And the making of Industrial relations: Ahmedabad Textile Industry 1918-39

Alice Thorner Lived in Bombay for seven years in the 1950s and has been involved in numerous research project in India. Her publications include Land and Labour in India (co-authored with Daniel Thorner)

CONTENTS
Preface to the Paperback Edition vii
Preface ix
Bombay's Urban Predicament xiii
SUJATA PATEL
LABOUR AND ENTERPRISE
1Toil, Sweat and the City 3
SANDEEP PENDSE
2Bombay as a Business Centre in the Colonial Period:
A comparison with Calcutta

26
CLAUDE MARKOVITS
3Bombay in the Global Economy 47
NIGEL HARRIS
4Flying a Kite and Losing the String:
Communication during the Bombay Textile Strike
64
HUB VAN WERSCH
CLAIMS ON LAND, HOUSING AND HEALTH
5Signatures in Space: land Use in Colonial Bombay89
MARIAM DOSSAL
6Urban Development Process in Bombay:
Planning for Whom? 100
SWAPNA BANERJEE-GUHA
7Upgradation of Slums: A World Bank Programme 121
RADHIKA RAMASUBBAN and NIGEL CROOK
9Manifesto of a Housing Activist170
P. K. DAS
POLITICS, POPULISM AND VIOLENCE
10Saffronization of the Shiv Sena: the Political Economy of City,State and Nation 185
JAYANT LELE
11Cultural Populism: The Apeal of the Shiv Sena 213
GERARD HEUZE
12The Commissioner and the Corporators: Power Politics at Municipal Level 248
USHA THAKKAR
13Chronicle of a Riot Foretold 268
KALPANA SHARMA
Clntributors to this Volume 287
Other Participants in the workshop 287
Index 291

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