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Urbanism, Consumerism, and Culture

Haryanvi sensibilities have been conspicuous by their absence on the silver screen. For the first time, a credible space is accorded to them in Bollywood cinema through two films— Gurgaon (2015) and NH10 (2015). These two films massively score in their portrayal of the locale, inhabitants, and culture of Haryana. This paper analyses both these films in the context of present-day Haryana to show how they succeed in highlighting the transitional phase and travails of this state.

Cities and Class Inequality in Neo-liberal Times: An Insight from Parasite

In current neo-liberal times, cities have become spaces of exclusion, where widening class inequalities are manifested. By reviewing the movie Parasite, the article attempts to present a narrative of the present Korean urban reality and how it resembles the situation in most cities across the global South.

History of Popular Calcutta

Claiming the City: Protest, Crime and Scandals in Colonial Calcutta, c 1860–1920 by Anindita Ghosh, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016; pp 340, ₹ 995.

Cracking the Urban Code of Delhi and Gurgaon

Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon by Sanjay Srivastava; New Delhi: OUP, 2015; pp 368, ₹ 855.

Reclaiming Nature and the Planet for All

Living Pathways: Meditations on Sustainable Cultures and Cosmologies in Asia by M Nadarajah; Penang: Areca Books, 2013; pp 184, price unstated.
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