ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Bangalore Violence Linguistic or Communal

challenged in the short term considering the compulsions of the new economic order arid the pressures on a state such as Karnataka to continue to attract national and international capital. The arrogance of the English-speaking elites in such a situation is firmly rooted in the fact that they wield considerable economic and commercial, if not political power. The segmentation of the city has now become so 'natural' that the new corporate elites of Bangalore are able to continue, without embarrassment, to aggressively resurrect a colonial culture in their private architectural tastes and leisure activities, while the renaming of streets and public areas in other parts of the city continues apace. The fact that there is state support for the latter activity appears to make no difference to the development of a corporate, neo-colonial, culture.

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