Dharavi: From Mega-Slum to Urban Paradigm

Dharavi: From Mega-Slum to Urban Paradigm

by Marie-Caroline Saglio-Yatzimirsky


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138660328
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/20/2016
Series: Cities and the Urban Imperative Series
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Marie-Caroline Saglio-Yatzimirsky is Professor, Social Anthropology of South Asia, Institute for Oriental Studies (INALCO), Paris.

Table of Contents

List of Plates. List of Maps. Transliteration of vernacular terms. Names of places and persons. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part I. Dharavi’s Origins 1. Unaccountable land and people 2. Migratory crossroads 3. ‘A city within the city’ 4. The Dharavi way of life. Part II. Dharavi’s Population 5. Castes and leather worker communities of Dharavi 6. Dimensions of untouchability 7. Obsession with status. Part III. Dharavi’s Workers 8. The informal leather sector in Dharavi 9. Organisation of work 10. Made in Dharavi: Outlets and distribution 11. Dharavi: A globalised informal sector? Part IV. Dharavi’s Citizens 12. From caste associations to political associations 13. The politicised housing issue 14. From casteist politicisation to democratisation (1990–2010) 15. Dharavi: World centre for alternative urbanism (2000–10). Conclusion: Dharavi: Mumbai’s heartbeat. Select Bibliography. About the Author. Index

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