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Ecologies of Urbanism in India
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Essays follow rapidly proliferating and resource-intensive Indian urbanism on everyday environments. Case studies on nature conservation in cities, urban housing and slum development, waste management, urban planning, and contestations over the quality of air, water, and sanitation in Delhi and Mumbai illuminate urban ecology per­spectives thoughout the twentieth century. The collection highlights how struggles over the environment and one’s quality of life in urban centers are increasingly framed in terms of their future place in a landscape of global sustainability. The text brings histori­cal particularity and ethnographic nuance to questions of urban ecology and offers novel insight into theoretical and practical debates on urbanism and sustainability.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. 1. Introduction: Ecologies of Urbanism in India
  2. pp. 1-42
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  1. 2. Is There an ‘Indian’ Urbanism?
  2. pp. 43-70
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  1. 3. One Air, Two Interventions: Delhi in the Age of Environment
  2. pp. 71-92
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  1. 4. The Troubled Passage from ‘Village Communities’ to Planned New Town Developments in Mid-Twentieth-Century South Asia
  2. pp. 93-118
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  1. 5. Flexible Planning: The Making of India’s ‘Millennium City,’ Gurgaon
  2. pp. 119-144
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  1. 6. From the Frying Pan to the Floodplain: Negotiating Land, Water, and Fire in Chennai’s Development
  2. pp. 145-168
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  1. 7. Value Struggles: Waste Work and Urban Ecology in Delhi
  2. pp. 169-200
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  1. 8. Housing in the Urban Age: Inequality and Aspiration in Mumbai
  2. pp. 201-224
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  1. 9. Resettlement Ecologies: Environmental Subjectivity and Graduated Citizenship in Mumbai
  2. pp. 225-248
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  1. 10. Nuisance Talk: Middle-Class Discourses of a Slum-Free Delhi
  2. pp. 249-276
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 277-286
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