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Colossus
The Anatomy of Delhi

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Part of South Asia in the Social Sciences

Sanjoy Chakravorty, Shrobona Karkun, Neelanjan Sircar, Patrick Heller, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Shahana Sheikh, Subhadra Banda, Shamindra Nath Roy, Khushdeep Kaur Malhotra, Radhika Khosla, Milan Vaishnav, Matthew Lillehaugen, Sumitra Badrinathan, Devesh Kapur, Megan N. Reed, Deepaboli Chatterjee, Babu Lal, Rimjhim Saxena, Sanjay Srivastava, Adnan Farooqui, Awadhendra Sharan
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  • Date Published: February 2022
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108832243
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  • The National Capital Region of Delhi is a diverse and unequal space. Its more than 30 million people are sharply differentiated by economic class, religion and caste, education, language, and migration status. Its 45,000 square kilometres is a tapestry of spaces - ghettoes, slums, enclaves, institutional areas, planned and unplanned and authorized and unauthorized colonies, forests and agricultural fields. In some ways it is a dynamic society aspiring to global city grandeur; in other ways it is a bastion of tradition, sectarianism and hierarchy. Colossus details these realities and paradoxes under three themes: social change, community and state, and inequality. From the material condition of the metropolis - its housing, services, crime and pollution - to its social organization - of who marries whom, who eats with whom, and who votes for whom - this book unpacks the complex reality of a metropolitan region that is emblematic of India's aspirations and contradictions.

    • Enlarges the coverage out of the usual focus area of central Delhi
    • Provides insights from multidisciplinary perspectives, including economics, environmental science, geography, history, political science, sociology, and urban planning
    • Focuses on social attitudes and relations, which is new in urban studies
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    • Date Published: February 2022
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108832243
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Sanjoy Chakravorty
    Part I. State of the Metropolis: Overview:
    1. Geography and demography: Mapping the metropolis Shrobona Karkun
    2. Assets and spatial inequality Neelanjan Sircar
    3. Housing and settlements: Invisible planning, visible exclusions Patrick Heller, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Shahana Sheikh and Subhadra Banda
    4. Services: Spatial inequality of basic infrastructure Shamindra Nath Roy
    5 Migration: Persisting inequalities and spatial disadvantage Khushdeep Kaur Malhotra
    6. Energy: electrifying the capital Radhika Khosla
    7. Crime: Victimization in New Delhi – Insights from new data Milan Vaishnav and Matthew Lillehaugen
    Part II. Social and Political Change: Overview:
    8. Religion, caste, class, politics: How urbanization affects social interactions and political behaviors Sumitra Badrinathan and Devesh Kapur
    9. Marriage: When, to whom, and how people get married Megan N. Reed
    10. Education: Understanding the gender gap in education and employment Deepaboli Chatterjee, Babu Lal, and Rimjhim Saxena
    11. Spatial politics: Sociality, transparency and ideas of community in Delhi and Gurgaon Sanjay Srivastava
    12. Politicians and netas: The politics of grievance and political intermediation Neelanjan Sircar
    13. Political parties: The emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party and the changing contours of the party system Adnan Farooqui
    14. Pollution: Vitiated air and thinking about Delhi's environment Awadhendra Sharan
    Statistical Appendix
    Index.

  • Editors

    Sanjoy Chakravorty, Temple University, Philadelphia
    Sanjoy Chakravorty is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies and Global Studies at Temple University. He has written books on epistemology (The Truth About Us), inequality (Fragments of Inequality), land (The Price of Land), industrialization (Made in India), and the Indian diaspora in the US (The Other One Percent).

    Neelanjan Sircar, Ashoka University, Haryana
    Neelanjan Sircar is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. He writes on the political economy of India (with a focus on elections), comparative political behaviour, and Bayesian methods.

    Contributors

    Sanjoy Chakravorty, Shrobona Karkun, Neelanjan Sircar, Patrick Heller, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Shahana Sheikh, Subhadra Banda, Shamindra Nath Roy, Khushdeep Kaur Malhotra, Radhika Khosla, Milan Vaishnav, Matthew Lillehaugen, Sumitra Badrinathan, Devesh Kapur, Megan N. Reed, Deepaboli Chatterjee, Babu Lal, Rimjhim Saxena, Sanjay Srivastava, Adnan Farooqui, Awadhendra Sharan

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