ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Unravelling Cities and Urban Spaces

Urban Spaces in Modern India edited by Narayani Gupta and Partho Datta, Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2018; pp xii + 354, ₹ 600.


This book is a riveting collection of essays on urban spaces in modern India. It brings together insights on urban spaces from different disciplines and covers a range of cities and towns in the country. The introduction presents an extensive survey of literature on urban history in India and serves as a gold mine of bibliography in this field of study, besides succinctly summarising the papers included in the volume. The book is divided into four sections. The first section has five essays on the spaces in Indian cities that have been created by the processes and practices of urban planning. The second section has four essays on the people-generated spaces in four different cities of India. The third section contains four essays on the changing nature of urban spaces and how they are being reshaped. The final section consisting of three essays is about the representation of urban spaces.

Shaping the City

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Updated On : 28th Aug, 2019
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