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Author Bobbio, Tommaso

Title Urbanisation, Citizenship and Conflict in India : Ahmedabad 1900-2000
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015


Description 1 online resource (221 pages)
Series Royal Asiatic Society Books
Royal Asiatic Society books.
Contents Cover ; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: metropolis, collective violence, citizenship ; PART I: City vs countryside ; 1. Migration, prejudice and early industrialisation in the emergence of a modern metropolis ; From city to metropolitan area; Towards industrialisation: from the ruins of the old capital to the chimneys of the textile industries; Migration and suburbs: the emergence of a city beyond its limits
At the root of spatial marginalisation: the discourse on sanitation and the emergence of anti-rural biasesFrom traditional to modern iniquities: towards a new organisation of the urban space; Notes; 2. Neither rural nor urban: challenges and responses from a growing metropolis (1910s-1940s) ; Ahmedabad in search of a new identity; Towards an organic social and spatial structure; Gandhian trade unionism and the idea of citizenship as a code of conduct; 'All this used to be a jungle': migrant memories on the fringe of urbanisation ; Notes; PART II: Fashioning the post-colonial city
3. The geography of social change The discovery of the urban space: challenges of the growing metropolis; Managing space: urbanisation and the redefinition of municipal limits; New balances in the urban space; Textile mills, poverty and discrimination at the edge of the industrial city; Rethinking social distribution in the city: migration, internal movements, house changes; Notes; 4. Another face of urban transformation: collective violence and mass movements, 1950s-1970s ; Reading urban change through collective violence
1956: 'Maha Gujarat Andolan' -- a struggle for representation and the origin of Gujarati subnationalism 1969: recurring Hindu-Muslim riots in Ahmedabad; 1973-1974: Nav Nirman -- from student movement to political revolution ; Communal riots, poverty and everyday violence; Notes; 5. How to create a slum ; Slum settlements: challenge or solution?; The emergence of an informal housing market; Slums and politics in post-Independence Ahmedabad; The grey zone between formality and informality: housing and work in a slum (1970s-1990s)
Rural or urban? Slum development and the political representation of urban povertyDownward mobility in post-Independence Ahmedabad; Notes; 6. How to create a ghetto ; From anti-reservation to anti-Muslim: the 1985-1986 riots and the consolidation of the communal paradigm in urban politics; The partition of a former industrial area: Bapunagar; From slum to ghetto: the creation of Juhapura and the exclusion of Muslims from the public space; Collective violence, politics and community life at the margins of the city; Notes; PART III: Changing paradigms ; 7. Decline and resurgence
Notes When urban renewal means increasing intolerance towards the poor: the Sabarmati River Front Development Programme
Print version record
Subject Urban policy -- India -- Ahmadābād
Urbanization -- India -- Ahmadābād
Social change -- India -- Ahmadābād
Citizenship -- India -- Ahmadābād
Social change.
Urban policy.
India -- Ahmadābād.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781315718774