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Globalisation as a Messy Whole

Spectacular Cities: Religion, Landscape and the Dialectics of Globalisation by Ipsita Chatterjee; New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016; pp xvi +194, ₹ 795.

Street Dwelling and City Space

This article tracks the life and work of the migrant female waste pickers in Kolkata. A few recent works have pursued the question of NGO-isation and unionisation among them at length. However, none of these works emphasise or discuss the spatial dimension of the dwelling places of this occupation group. The relationship between the contingencies of their occupation and the question of social reproduction is also explored here.

Politics and Economics of Land Policies

By committing itself to improving environmental conditions in the core region of the national capital, the new master plan for Delhi makes no significant departure from its predecessors. But the strategy for a balanced regional development, a relocation of industrial units to the peripheries, which appeared as a window-dressing in the first two master plans, has been entirely given the go-by.
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