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This article explores the failure of urban renewal in Bombay city during the first quarter of the twentieth century. It shows how colonial rule structured a class-driven process of uneven urban 'improvements' that actually exacerbated the problems of congestion, bad housing and environmental blight. In this process, the new forces of modernity were selectively appropriated to accentuate the differentiation in built forms and urban spaces. Finally, through implicit comparisons with contemporary developments in Europe, it reveals the limitations of urban regeneration in a laissez-faire colonial capitalist environment where the search for quick returns by competing economic actors precluded the adoption of long-term policies and interventionist strategies necessary to create the good city life.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2001 Cambridge University Press|
|Keywords:||urban history; colonial history; modernity in South Asia|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > History
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)|
|Depositing User:||Sandip Hazareesingh|
|Date Deposited:||16 Jan 2012 12:46|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2016 11:58|
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Colonial modernism and the flawed paradigms of urban renewal: uneven development in Bombay, 1900-25. (deposited 02 Jan 2008)
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