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Finding Delhi Loss and Renewal in the Megacity

Bharati Chaturvedi (Ed.)

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ISBN 10: 0670084832 / ISBN 13: 9780670084838
Published by Penguin/Viking Books, 2010
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Title: Finding Delhi Loss and Renewal in the ...

Publisher: Penguin/Viking Books

Publication Date: 2010

Book Condition:Very Good

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A book that looks at Delhi from myriad angles and tells many untold stories SELLING POINTS zz A book about the challenges facing contemporary Delhi zz Brings together many voices, offering a kaleidoscopic view of the city THE BOOK About a city that has many hearts and many peripheries Delhi is a magnet for migrant workers, students, highly qualified professionals, businessmen, politicians. The capital since 1911, it has now, finally, started looking and acting like India s No. 1 city. In the national imagination, it is a city of wide roads, flyovers, the Metro, markets and multiple opportunities. But all this progress and the quest to become a world-class city have also had an unsettling effect. People have been pushed out of public spaces, lakhs of slum dwellers have been banished and the Yamuna has been overwhelmed by sewage and industrial effluents. Finding Delhi: Loss and Renewal in the Megacity brings together many voices, offering a kaleidoscopic view of Delhi. It has essays on subjects such as the demolition of slums, the factories that deal with the city s waste, the campaigns for clean air and BRT corridors, and the difficulties faced by women. Also included are first-hand accounts that reveal the travails of being a dhobi, a garbage collector, a fruit vendor and a maid in the megacity.

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Bharati Chaturvedi is an environmentalist and writer based in Delhi. She is a co-founder of an NGO, Chintan, which works to increase environmental justice and reduce ecological footprints. She writes a column for the Hindustan Times, Earthwatch, and blogs with the Huffington Post. Bharati has a Master s degree in History from Delhi University and a Masters in International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She is a writer and critic on contemporary art practice in India.

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