As South Asia provides some of the most rapid urban growth globally, this series presents innovative studies on the on-going transformations associated with contemporary urbanization in the region. The books included provide detailed insights into the transformations South Asian societies are undergoing, and specifically link macro-level studies of urban change with detailed analyses of urbanity and sub-cultures. With its focus on urban life, subculture and processes of urbanisation in a variety of contexts, including recently urbanising spaces beyond the metropolis, the series highlights original research based on empirical data. The importance of the series lies in its broad understanding of urbanization and as such it includes research from a variety of disciplines with a focus on contemporary perspectives.
By Pablo Holwitt
April 07, 2020
This book interrogates contemporary processes of neoliberal urban renewal in the Global South by studying the model of chawl redevelopment in Mumbai, India. The model of chawl redevelopment is used to address questions surrounding contemporary urban renewal. Focusing on attempts to redevelop Mumbai...
By Pablo Shiladitya Bose
June 28, 2018
Indian diaspora has had a complex and multifaceted role in catalyzing, justifying and promoting a transformed urban landscape in India. Focussing on Kolkata/ Calcutta, this book analyses the changing landscapes over the past two decades of one of the world’s most fascinating and iconic cities. ...
By David Sancho
June 28, 2018
Urban India is undergoing a rapid transformation, which also encompasses the educational sector. Since 1991, this important new market in private English-medium schools, along with an explosion of private coaching centres, has transformed the lives of children and their families, as the attainment ...