Author: Saraswati Mishra
Editor(s): M Satish Kumar / Sturat Corbridge
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0761934367
This collection of original essays by scholars of geography from India, Western Europe and the US provides important insights into the way in which contemporary geographers are engaging with India. The earlier narrow colonial focus that sought to map India as a country of resources and peoples (tribes and castes) has now been discarded for a broader view located in mainstream intellectual frameworks and informed by a public policy perspective. This volume highlights how contemporary geographers see and write on colonial and post-colonial themes such as the state, nation, community, environment and division of labour, while keeping in mind issues of spatiality and territoriality.
Among the many current issues dealt with are:
The diverse and often imaginative ways in which Hindu nationalist organizations have sought to reinvent India as Hindustan. Also discussed are the militant cartographies employed by them, with reference to Ayodhya and Bhuj.
A fresh understanding of the ongoing dispute in Kashmir through the lens of geopolitics.
India’s emerging geographies of work in the context of global commodity chains.
Gendered labour market opportunities as well as women’s empowerment in the framework of globalization.
The importance of the concept of home and domestic space for forging nationalist policies in the context of Anglo-Indian women in India before and after 1947.
The production of urban space and urban politics, with corresponding ideas about governance, citizenship and participation.
The politics and self-understanding of the rural and urban poor in he face of economic liberalization.
Truly inter-disciplinary in its approach, this volume vividly captures the changing nature of place-making in contemporary South Asia. It will be of interest to students and scholars of geography, history, anthropology, development studies and political science.
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
SARASWATI RAJU teaches social geography at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
M SATISH KUMAR teaches at the School of Geography, Queen’s University, Belfast.
STUART CORBRIDGE teaches at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
LIST OF TABLES
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STUART CORBRIDGE, SARASWATI RAJU and M SATISH KUMAR
Idioms, Symbolism and Divisions-Beyond the Black and White Towns in Madras, 1652-1850
M SATISH KUMAR
Home, Community and Nationality-Anglo-Indian Women in India before and after Independence
Militant Cartographies and Traumatic Spaces-Ayodhya, Bhuj and the Contested Geographies of Hindutva
STUART CORBRIDGE and EDWARD SIMPSON
Territoriality, Kashmir and the Evolving Geopolitics of India-Pakistan Relations ROBERT W BRADNOCK
From Global to Local-Gendered Discourses and Embedded Urban Labour Market in India
Women’s Social Transformation, NGOs and Globalization in Urban India
Social Labour and the Geography of Work in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu
Infotech Industries and Regional Disparities in India
Post-Colonial Developmentalities-From the Delhi Improvement Trust to the Delhi Development Authority
Post-Modernism, Post-Fordism and Flexibilized Metropolis: Dialectical Images of Mumbai
Urbane Geographies-Schooling, Jobs and the Quest for Civility in Rural North India CRAIG JEFFREY, PATRICIA JEFFERY and ROGER JEFFERY
Decentralization and Participation in Urban India-Women Community Workers in a Small Town of West Bengal
India’s Evolving Political Ecologies
GLYN WILLIAMS and EMMA MAWDSLEY
Carbon Colonies-From Local Use Value to Global Exchange in Climate Forestry
In the Aftermath of Critique-The Journey after Sangtin Yatra
RICHA SINGH and RICHA NAGAR
REFERENCES AND SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THE EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS