ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Urban Development in a Colonial Situation-Early Nineteenth Century Bombay

Early Nineteenth Century Bombay Amar Farooqui Opium provided the Bombay bourgeoisie an important source of accumulation. This accumulation together with the capital which had become available through a strong indigenous presence in the commercial activity of western and central India could be channelised into industrial development at Bombay. This had its impact on urban development. From an urban sociological perspective Bombay is representative not so much of a colonial city with its colonial/indigenous spatial dualism but is an easily recognisable capitalist city with class differentiation determining its spatial pattern.

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