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

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The City in Action: Bombay Struggles for Power

Locality, Power and Identity in Bombay City Mariam Dossal Here is a collection of essays by an eminent historian whose research and illuminating insights into crowd behaviour, changing forms of political activity and evolving identities have greatly enriched our understanding of Bombay city and its citizens. These 13 essays published earlier in journals and edited volumes are now accessible in a single important book. Jim Masselos

A Master Plan for the City

A play of vested interests has always ensured the shelving of successive master plans devised for the city's planned development. This article looks at efforts to 'improve' Mumbai, initiated in the late 1890s and the early years of the last century, following the outbreak of the plague epidemic. The story of how such initiatives were stymied by groups comprising traders and developers acting in concert, is in turn revelatory of how little seems to have changed over the decades.
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