ISBN 9781444367034,Contesting The Indian City

Contesting The Indian City


Gavin Shatkin


Wiley Blackwell



Wiley Blackwell

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781444367034

ISBN-10 144436703X


Number of Pages 332 Pages
Language (English)
Each chapter is a brilliant incursion into one facet of The Indian City" as presented in this book. Together the authors give us a refracted account of that complex condition that is a city. The chapters regularly seem to be in conversation with each other, an unusual achievement for a collection.Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, and author of Territory, Authority, Rights Global flows have created deep contestations and hybrid conditions in Indian cities that are often incomprehensible to planners and policy makers. This book offers a nuanced and scholarly reading of this complex landscape through examining 'potent samples' at all scales across a range of Indian cities. An extremely well timed book, given the intellectual void in the debate on contemporary Indian Cities.Rahul Mehrotra, Architect and Professor of Urban Design, Harvard University