Tag Archives: Urban South Asia

The Street in South Asia

PAPER

Nikhil Rao, “The Bourgeois Street in Bombay” (from dissertation in the Department of History, University of Chicago).

Sudipta Kaviraj, “Filth and the Public Sphere: Concepts and Practices about Space in Calcutta”, Public Culture vol.10, no.1 (1997) pp.83-113.

Kevin Lynch, The Image of the City (1960) and Appendices to The Image of the City (1960), Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002.

Michel de Certeau, “Spatial Practices” and “Walking in the City” in The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. Steven Rendall, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994, pp.91-130.

The Apartment Building in Bombay

PAPERS

Nikhil Rao, “House, But No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay in the 1930s” and “Caste, Community and the Cooperative Society: The Emergence of Dadar-Matunga as Ethnic Neighbourhood in Bombay” (chapters from dissertation in the Department of History, University of Chicago, 2006).

TEXTS

Meera Kosambi, Bombay in Transition: The Growth and Social Ecology of a Colonial City, 1880-1980 Chapters 1-4 and Chapters 5-8. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1986.

Robert E. Park, “The City: Suggestions for the Investigation of Human Behavior in the Urban Environment” (1915) in Robert Park, Ernest Burgess and Roderick D. McKenzie, eds., The City, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967, pp.1-46 (chapter 1).

Ernest W. Burgess, “The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project” in Robert Park, Ernest Burgess and Roderick D. McKenzie, eds., The City, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967, pp.47-62 (chapter 2).

Roderick D. McKenzie, “The Ecological Approach to the Study of the Human Community” in Robert Park, Ernest Burgess and Roderick D. McKenzie, eds., The City, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967, pp.63-79 (chapter 3).

Paul G. Cressey, “The Taxi-Dance Hall as a Social World” (1932) in James F. Short, Jr., ed. The Social Fabric of the Metropolis: Contributions of the Chicago School of Urban Sociology, Chicago: Univesity of Chicago Press, 1971, pp.193-209.

William Foot Whyte, “Social Structure, The Gang and the Individual” (1943) in James F. Short, Jr., ed. The Social Fabric of the Metropolis: Contributions of the Chicago School of Urban Sociology, Chicago: Univesity of Chicago Press, 1971, pp.214-235.

Ulf Hannerz, “Chicago Ethnographers” in Exploring the City: Inquiries Towards an Urban Anthropology, New York: Columbia University Press, 1980, pp.19-48 (chapter 2).

Hyderabad from Charminar to Cantontment

PAPER

Eric Lewis Beverley. “Cosmopolitanism from Charminar to Cantontment: Urban Hyderabad and Colonialism” (draft chapter of dissertation in the Departments of History and Indo-Islamic Studies, Harvard University).

TEXTS

David Harvey. “Paris, 1850-1870″ and “Monument and Myth: The Building of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart” in Consciousness and The Urban Experience: Studies in the History and Theory of Capitalist Urbanisation, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985, pp.63-249.

David Harvey, “Part II: Materializations: Paris 1848-1870″ and “Part III: Coda” in Harvey, Paris: Capital of Modernity, New York: Routledge, 2003.

Marshall Berman. “Baudelaire: Modernism in the Streets” in All that is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity. New York: Verso Books, 1983, pp.131-172.