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Author Kidambi, Prashant, 1970-

Title The making of an Indian metropolis : colonial governance and public culture in Bombay, 1890-1920 / Prashant Kidambi.

Published Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  954.792035 KIDA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 268 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Historical urban studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-260) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The rise of Bombay -- 3. 'A disease of locality' : plague and the crisis of 'sanitary order' -- 4. Reordering the city : the Bombay Improvement Trust -- 5. 'The ultimate masters of the city' : policing public order -- 6. Forging civil society -- 7. 'Social service', civic activism and the urban poor -- 8. Conclusion.
Summary "This book explores the social history of colonial Bombay in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, a pivotal time in its emergence as a modern metropolis. Drawing together strands that hitherto have been treated in a piecemeal fashion and based on a variety of archival sources, the book offers a systematic analytical account of historical change in a premier colonial city. In particular, it considers the ways in which the turbulent changes unleashed by European modernity were negotiated, appropriated or resisted by the colonised in one of the major cities of the Indian Ocean region." "This wide-ranging work will be essential reading for specialists in British imperial history, postcolonial studies and urban social history. It will also be of interest to all those concerned with the comparative history of governance and public culture in the modern city."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Civil society -- India -- Bombay -- History -- 19th century.
City planning -- India -- Bombay -- History -- 19th century.
Bombay (India) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
ISBN 0754656128 (alk. paper)
9780754656128 (alk. paper)