Author Bose, Pablo S., 1972-
Title Urban development in India : global Indians in the remaking of Kolkata / Pablo Shiladitya Bose
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HT169.I52 K653 2015    AVAILABLE    30600020087863
Descript x, 166 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Routledge series on urban South Asia ; 1
Note "Indian diaspora has had a complex and multifaceted role in catalyzing, justifying and promoting a transformed urban landscape in India. Focussing on Kolkata/ Calcutta, this book analyses the changing landscapes over the past two decades of one of the world's most fascinating and iconic cities. Previously better known due to its post-Independence decline into overcrowded poverty, pollution and despair, in recent years it has experience a revitalization that echoes India's renaissance as a whole in the new millennium. This book weaves together narratives of migration and diasporas, postmodern developmentalism and neoliberal urbanism, and identity and belonging in the Global South. It examines the rise of middle-class environmental initiatives and Kolkata's attempts to reclaim its earlier global status. It suggests that a form of global gentrification is taking place, through which people and place are being fundamentally restructured. Based on a decade's worth of field research and investigation in multiple sites--metropolitan centers connected by long histories of empire, migration, economy, and culture--it employs a multi-methods approach and uses ethnographic, semi-structured interviews as well as archival research for much of the empirical data collected.Addressing urban change and policies, as well as spatial and discoursive transformations that are occurring in India, it will be of interest to researchers in the field of urban geography, urban and regional planning, environmental studies, diaspora studies and South Asian studies"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject City planning -- India -- Kolkata
Urbanization -- India -- Kolkata
East Indian diaspora
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban. bisacsh