Calcutta on the Eve of Her Tercentenary

Calcutta on the Eve of Her Tercentenary

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Author: Ashok Mitra
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Year: 0000
Language: English
Pages: 141
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170172705

Description

The author’s professional involvement with Calcutta began with his census taking of the primate city in 1951 and continued through his work in the Development and Commerce and Industries Departments of West Bengal up to 1958. Thereafter, the Census of India in 1961, followed by two long spells in the planning Commission and another nine years of teaching and research in Jawaharlal Nehru University during 1973-83 enabled him to widen and deepen his perceptions.

The ten essays together with the Preface selected from among two dozen papers presented on various occasions between 1959 and 1989 bring out the eve of her tercentenary in 1990. They, as the Preface spells out, have a unity of focus and concern on the role and future of the city in the context of West Bengal and the Eastern Region.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PREFACE

Our Way of Life in Bengal 1960
Calcutta India’s City 1962
Housing the Urban Poor: A Calcutta Study 1971
Three Elements of CMD’s Growth 1976
Where Do We Go From Here? 1976
Redistribution of Urban Growth in Bengal 1980
Gold Mine in the City’s Backyard 1983
The Ruralisation of West Bengal 1985
How of Save Calcutta from Drowning 1986
Myth of Urban Rehabilitation with People’s Participation 1989

APPENDIX

INDEX