publication . Article . 2008

Postcolonial Bombay: Decline of a Cosmopolitanism City?:

McFarlane, C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, volume 26, pages 480-499 (issn: 0263-7758, eissn: 1472-3433, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Discussions of cosmopolitanism in Bombay often focus on the rubrics of communal tension, tolerance, and violence, and frequently report the decline of a once cosmopolitan city, especially as a result of the communal riots and bombings that occurred in the early 1990s. However, claims that the city has undergone a general social transformation since the 1990s need to be tempered by the multiple forms of cosmopolitan imaginations and practices that exist in the city. There is a wide variety of alternative cosmopolitan formations - not all of them progressive - reflected in civil society organizations and lifestyle changes for different groups, and often vividly re...
free text keywords: Cosmopolitanism, Mumbai, Informal settlements, Postcolonialism., Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
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