Urban Villager: Life in an Indian Satellite Town

Urban Villager: Life in an Indian Satellite Town

by Vandana Vasudevan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788132113096
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/30/2013
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Vandana Vasudevan studied economics at Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi University) and trained in management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She has worked in leading banks and media companies for over 15 years. In parallel she has been writing for leading publications including a fortnightly column in the business daily Mint.

Table of Contents

Preface
I: WHOSE LAND IS IT ANYWAY?
A New Town is Born
A Mutiny, A Martyr and Some Myths
Farmer, Farmer, Give Me Your Land
The Murky Tales of Noida Extension
Formula 1: Zipping through the Fields
II: THE IMPACT OF ACQUISITION
Poof! The Cash is Gone. Where’s My Gun?
The Cost of Building
No Home for the Bristled Grassbird
III: NEW OWNERS OF AN OLD LAND
Isles of Urbania
The Creation of an Education Bazaar
IV: THE SCHIZOPHRENIA OF THE PERI-URBAN TOWN
The Big, Fat Gujjar Wedding
Urban Villager
Art and the City
Greater Noida Heavens
V: GROWTH PANGS OF YOUNG TOWNS
The Complexities of Adolescence
Our Cities, Our Future
Annexures
Bibliography

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