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Ahmedabad: A Case of Efficiency in Spending

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/9780198065388.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on Ahmedabad, which is the largest city in Gujarat. The chapter begins with a section on the socio-economic characteristics of the city, including a profile of its labour force. ... More


Split City Body

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines experiences of separation and how they become expressed with reference to the city's hardware: its bridges, police posts, roadside temples, and the use of interstitial space for ... 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


The Dandi March

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter recounts Gandhi’s 241-mile trek from Ahmedabad to Dandi, inaugurating the ‘Salt Satyagraha’, which proved to be one of the most dramatic and successful episodes in the history of the ... More


Narrative Pasts: The Making of a Muslim Community in Gujarat, c. 1400-1650

Jyoti Gulati Balachandran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190123994
eISBN:
9780190991975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190123994.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Social History

Narrative Pasts explores the narrative power of texts—genealogical, historical, and biographical—in creating communities. It retrieves the social history of a Muslim community in Gujarat, a region ... More


Rumours and Religious Riots *

Sudhir Kakar

in Culture and Psyche: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696684
eISBN:
9780199080304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696684.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This essay examines the role of rumours in religious riots in India, including the 1947 riots that arose when the country was partitioned into the states of India and Pakistan. It analyses the ... More


Social Security for the Urban Poor: A Study in Gujarat

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Approximately 377 million of India’s 1.2 billion population live in urban areas, 95 million of whom live below poverty line. Although urban areas have a lower incidence of poverty compared to rural ... More


Tussle with Gandhi

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus: Motilal and Jawaharlal: With a New Preface

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693430
eISBN:
9780199081387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter takes a look at the conflict that arose between Gandhi and Motilal Nehru. It first emphasizes the strength of Gandhi’s bond with the Indian population and lists the basic differences ... More


Gandhi as a Trade Union Leader

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter presents an essay on the life of Mahatma Gandhi as a trade union leader. Before Gandhi stepped onto the centrestage of Indian politics, he led a labour strike at Ahmedabad in the spring ... More


Ordinary Violence and Creative Economy

Dia Da Costa

in Politicizing Creative Economy: Activism and a Hunger Called Theater

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040603
eISBN:
9780252099045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040603.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In this chapter, the global creative economy discursive regime is shown to be a spatially-differentiated and power-laden practice. Analyzing the ways in which heritage, creative economy and urban ... More


Laughing at the Enemy

Dia Da Costa

in Politicizing Creative Economy: Activism and a Hunger Called Theater

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040603
eISBN:
9780252099045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040603.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Janam’s plays on religious violence to ask how Jana Natya Manch responds to the Hindu Right’s powerful constructions of religiosity as a site of genocidal violence in Delhi and ... More


From smart cities to wise cities

Robin Hambleton

in Leading the inclusive city: Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447304975
eISBN:
9781447311843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter offers a critique of dominant patterns of thinking in the current debate about ‘smart cities’ and offers a new way forward. The chapter unpacks the meaning of ‘smart cities’ and ... More


Creating Educational Excellence: The Role of Culture at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Shailendra Raj Mehta

in The Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199480654
eISBN:
9780199090945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199480654.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter looks at the process of creation of a culture at the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad (IIMA), India’s leading business school, and one of the highest ranked business schools in ... More


Clearing the City of the Undeserving Poor

Jan Breman

in On Pauperism in Present and Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199464814
eISBN:
9780199086481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464814.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In this chapter, the author focuses his scrutiny to the city of Ahmadabad in Gujarat and comes up with a very sharp yet detailed picture of urbanization processes that has the city and its poor in ... More


Stuck in Ganeshnagar

Jan Breman

in On Pauperism in Present and Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199464814
eISBN:
9780199086481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464814.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter deals with what happened to the city’s social fabric and how the segregation of the poor from the non-poor has affected the population who were pushed out of their habitat. The ... More


Home to Home: 1915–1919

Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Tridip Suhrud

in Scorching Love: Letters from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to his son, Devadas

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780192858382
eISBN:
9780191949180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192858382.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Home to Home covers the period of 1915-1919 and the Gandhi family’s return to India. When Gandhi and Kasturba return, after a prolonged stay of nearly six months in war-engulfed England, where he ... More


Urban Development

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Dholakia

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter discusses various aspects of urbanization and policy initiatives in Gujarat. The contribution of migration in the relative growth of urban areas is 44% and yet, the proportion of slums in ... More


State, Settlement, Texts: The Beginnings of Community and History Making in Gujarat

Jyoti Gulati Balachandran

in Narrative Pasts: The Making of a Muslim Community in Gujarat, c. 1400-1650

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190123994
eISBN:
9780190991975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190123994.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History, Social History

The consolidation of the Gujarat Sultanate went hand in hand with the flourishing of a number of old and new Muslim settlements in the central plains of eastern Gujarat where several migrant Sufis ... More


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