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Beyond Kolkata - a book by Dey, Ishita

Beyond Kolkata

Rajarhat and the Dystopia of Urban Imagination

Beyond Kolkata( )
Author: Dey, Ishita
Samaddar, Ranabir
Sen, Suhit K.
Series title:Cities and the Urban Imperative Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
Imprint:Routledge India
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $160.00
Book Description:

This book examines the politics behind, and the socio-economic and ecological repercussions of, the making of a new township, variously called New Town, Megacity or Jyoti Basu Nagar, in Rajarhat near Kolkata. Conceived by the West Bengal state government in the mid-1990s, in pandering to the vision of urban planners of creating a hi-tech town beyond an unruly, crowded Kolkata, and feeding the hunger of realtors and developers, the city is built on the foundations of coercive,...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General
Social Science / Sociology / Urban
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 Inches
Book Weight:1.05 Pounds

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