In the Shadow of the Mill

In the Shadow of the Mill

Author: Rukmini Barua

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009032407

Category: Political Science


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This book traces the socio–spatial transformation of Ahmedabad's worker neighbourhoods over the course of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries - during which the city witnessed dramatic and disturbing transformations. It follows the multiple histories of Ahmedabad's labour landscapes from the times when the city acquired prominence as an important site of Gandhian political activity and as a key centre of the textile industry, through the decades of industrial collapse and periods of sectarian violence in the recent years. Taking the working-class neighbourhood as a scale of social practice, the question of urban change is examined along two axes of investigation: the transformation of local political configurations and forms of political mediation and the shifts in the social geography of the neighbourhood as reflected in the changing regimes of property.
In the Shadow of the Mill
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Rukmini Barua
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-08-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Presents a historical ethnography of two workers' neighbourhoods in Ahmedabad, a city in Western India.
Reverence, Resistance and Politics of Seeing the Indian National Flag
Language: en
Authors: Sadan Jha
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-08 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book studies the politics that make the tricolour flag possibly the most revered of the symbols, icons and markers associated with nation and nationalism in twentieth-century India. The emphasis on the flag as a visual symbol aims to question certain dominant assumptions about visuality. Anchored on Mahatma Gandhi's 'believing
Urbanisation, Citizenship and Conflict in India
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Tommaso Bobbio
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-19 - Publisher: Routledge

Urbanisation is rapidly changing the geographic and social landscape of India, and indeed Asia as a whole. Issues of collective violence, urban poverty and discrimination become crucial factors in the redefinition of citizenship not only in legal terms, but also in a cultural and socio-economic dimension. While Indian cities are
India and the World in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Madhavan K. Palat
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-01 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book examines how India was placed and placed itself in the world during the first half of the 20th century in a period of global turmoil and set against the subcontinental contest for independence. In situating India in the world, it looks not just at current foreign policy studies,
The Coolie's Great War
Language: en
Authors: Radhika Singha
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Though largely invisible in histories of the First World War, over??550,000 men in the ranks of the Indian army were non-combatants. From the porters, stevedores and construction workers in the Coolie Corps to those who maintained supply lines and removed the wounded from the battlefield, Radhika Singha recovers the story