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The Slaying of Meghanada: A Ramayana from Colonial Bengal

Michael Madhusudan Datta

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195167993
eISBN:
9780199835805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195167996.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

“The poem is rising into splendid popularity. Some say it is better than Milton — but that is all bosh — nothing can be better than Milton; many say it licks Kalidasa; I have no objection to that. I ... More


Kolkata: A Case of Lack of Coordination

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the municipal corporations in Kolkata, and focuses on the central city of Kolkata. In terms of population, Kolkata is easily the seventh biggest city in the world, and the ... More


East–West Metro in Kolkata

M. Ramachandran

in Metro Rail Projects In India: A Study In Project Planning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073987
eISBN:
9780199080847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073987.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the development of the east-west metro rail system in Kolkata. It details the various phases of the project from proposal to implementation. Kolkata is the only city in the ... More


Strengthening Urban Services: The Way Forward

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter summarizes the different findings the four case studies on Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Kolkata, discussed in previous chapters. The discussion begins with a summary of the findings ... More


Mapping the Movement, Situating the Study

Srila Roy

in Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence, and Subjectivity in India's Naxalbari Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081722
eISBN:
9780199082223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081722.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the reader to the Naxalite movement, its history and historiography, and outlines the ethnographic context on which the book draws. It maps the movement particularly in terms ... More


Domestic Days: Women, Work, and Politics in Contemporary Kolkata

Samita Sen and Nilanjana Sengupta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461165
eISBN:
9780199087006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461165.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Gender and Sexuality

‘Maids’ have become an inseparable part of the daily lives of ‘middle-class’ urban households in India. Despite the fact that increasing numbers of poor women are joining this profession, very little ... More


Move to the Metropolis

Deepak Kumar

in The Trishanku Nation: Memory, Self, and Society in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199461530
eISBN:
9780199086399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461530.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter views the shift from a mofussil town to the capital cities from a personal angle. It is during this shift that a researcher emerges. The local and the bigger national scene form the ... More


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