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100 1  Bose, Pablo S.,|d1972- 
245 10 Urban development in India :|bglobal Indians in the 
       remaking of Kolkata /|cPablo Shiladitya Bose 
264  1 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ;|aNew York, NY :|bRoutledge,
300    x, 166 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
490 0  Routledge series on urban South Asia ;|v1 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
520    "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"--|cProvided by publisher 
650  0 City planning|zIndia|zKolkata 
650  0 Urbanization|zIndia|zKolkata 
650  0 East Indian diaspora 
650  7 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General.|2bisacsh 
650  7 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.|2bisacsh 
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