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

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Jagmohan: The Master Planner and the 'Rebuilding' of Delhi

Although Jagmohan is most infamously associated with the Emergency, there is much more to his figure when his role is seen in specific intersections of Indian political and economic history. This paper spans his lifetime of work, from his involvement with the Master Plan in the Nehruvian period, to being the Delhi Development Authority chairperson during the Emergency, and to the politics behind the creation of Qila Rai Pithora in the post-liberalisation phase, which helps to understand the planner as well as the relationship between urban planning and the shifting poles of political economy and accumulation.

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