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Author Masselos, Jim.

Title The city in action : Bombay struggles for power / Jim Masselos.

Published New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  954.7923052 MASS    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 414 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Oxford collected essays
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-399) and index.
Contents Pt. I. The city in a time of empire -- 1. Power in the Bombay "Mohalla", 1904-15 : an initial exploration into the world of the Indian urban Muslim -- 2. Bombay in the 1870s : a study of changing patterns in urban politics -- 3. Social segregation and crowd cohesion : reflections around some preliminary data from 19th century Bombay City -- 4. The city as represented in crowd action : Bombay, 1893 -- 5. The outside inside : incursions into the Marathi household at the end of the nineteenth century -- Pt. II. The city in the time of Gandhian resistance -- 6. Some aspects of Bombay City politics in 1919 -- 7. Audiences, actors, and congress dramas : crowd events in Bombay City in 1930 -- 8. Controlling the Prabhar Pheris -- 9. Bombay, August, 1942 : re-readings in a nationalist text -- 10. Appropriating urban space : social constructs of Bombay in the time of the Raj -- 11. 'The magic touch of being free' : the rituals of independence on 15 August -- 12. India's Republic Day : the other 26th January -- 13. Postmodern Bombay : fractured discourses.
Summary "The essays in this volume revisit the city of Mumbai and the many facets of its political life from the 1880s to the 2000s. They trace the metamorphosis of Mumbai from a colonial port city under foreign rule into a metropolis and the prime commercial centre in independent India. Mumbai's urban transition and its dramatic and continuing change in physical shape and urban morphology form the backdrop for these essays."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Bombay (India) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Bombay (India) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Variant Title Bombay struggles for power
ISBN 9780195679298