P11


Changing spaces, identities and livelihoods in Delhi 
Convenor:
Radhika Govinda (University of Edinburgh)
Discussants:
Patricia Jeffery (University of Edinburgh)
Patricia Jeffery (University of Edinburgh)
Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal (CEIAS (Centre for South Asian Studies, Paris))
Location:
C408
Start time:
25 July, 2012 at 14:00 (UTC+0)
Session slots:
2

Short Abstract:

This panel proposes to explore the changing spaces, identities and livelihoods in contemporary Delhi as it is re-imagined, re-engineered and re-presented in complex and contradictory ways in the pursuit of 'world-classness'.

Long Abstract

This panel proposes to explore the changing spaces, identities and livelihoods in contemporary Delhi as it is re-imagined, re-engineered and re-presented in complex and contradictory ways in the pursuit of 'world-classness'. Given the maddening pace of these changes, it is urgent that the processes and politics behind these be carefully examined. The papers on this panel shall engage with issues such as gender and identity politics in urban villages, labour, livelihood and migration in industrial estates, housing rights in slums and gated communities, preservation of class privilege, environment and monuments at the centre and on the margins of the city.

Accepted papers: