ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Ambivalences, Inconsistencies and Struggles of the Colonial State

Urban Planning in Bombay (1898-1928)

This article discusses the contradictions and inconsistencies within colonial plans for the urban renewal of Bombay in the years between 1898 and 1928. It attempts to break the perception of the colonial state as a coherent, hegemonic force of domination. Instead, it brings out colonial discourses of pretence and mimicry, and of upholding dichotomies and camoufl aging inconsistencies with the purpose of evolving more problematised concepts of colonial imperatives, intentionalities and rationalities.



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