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Author Barua, Rukmini, author.

Title In the shadow of the mill : workers' neighbourhoods in Ahmedabad, 1920s to 2000s / Rukmini Barua
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 305 pages) : maps
Contents 1. Setting the stage : a brief political history of Ahmedabad, 1920s to 2000s -- 2. The TLA and dadagiri : mediation in the mill neighbourhoods -- 3. The underground economy, the state and the political intermediary -- 4. Civil society, 'social work' and political mediation -- 5. Chawls without chimneys -- 6. Violence, law and 'ghettoisation' -- 7. Security and tenancy at the margins of the city
Summary "This book traces the socio-spatial transformation of Ahmedabad's worker neighbourhoods over the course of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries-during which, the city witnessed dramatic and disturbing transformations. It follows the multiple histories of Ahmedabad's labour landscapes from the times when the city acquired prominence as an important site of Gandhian political activity and as a key centre of the textile industry, through the decades of industrial collapse and periods of sectarian violence in the recent years. Taking the working-class neighbourhood as a scale of social practice, the question of urban change is examined along two axes of investigation: the transformation of local political configurations and forms of political mediation and the shifts in the social geography of the neighbourhood as reflected in the changing regimes of property"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 22, 2022)
Subject Neighborhoods -- India -- Ahmadābād -- History
Working class -- India -- Ahmadābād -- History
Textile industry -- India -- Ahmadābād -- History
Company towns -- India -- Ahmadābād -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / General.
Company towns
Politics and government
Social conditions
Textile industry
Working class
Ahmadābād (India) -- Politics and government
Ahmadābād (India) -- Social conditions
India -- Ahmadābād
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022022779
ISBN 9781108937221