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What Ails the Urban in the ‘Emerging Economies?’

Urban Housing, Livelihoods and Environmental Challenges in Emerging Economies edited by Rajesh Bhattacharya and Annapurna Shaw, Orient BlackSwan, 2021; pp xviii + 418, `1,535 (paperback).

Affordable Housing Gone Awry: The Case of Aastha Apartments in Zirakpur

This article highlights how, due to the lack of a strict legal framework and the regulation of construction by government authorities, Zirakpur in Punjab has witnessed the construction of several substandard housing societies. This has resulted in Zirakpur being considered an “ecologically risky” city to reside in. Further, it has given rise to “litigating citizens” who are involved in court cases against builders who have provided poor housing facilities.

Criminalisation of Bengali Muslims after the 2008 Jaipur Bomb Blasts

The lives of Bengali Muslims in a slum in Jaipur changed overnight after the bomb blasts of 2008. Through narratives gathered from the field, how the criminalisation and dehumanisation of a community was made possible is shown.

Drying Ink

The internationally acclaimed traditional art form of kalamkari fabric design and production is in danger of extinction.

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