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By Ishita Dey,Ranabir Samaddar,Suhit K. Sen

This book examines the politics at the back of, and the socio-economic and ecological repercussions of, the making of a brand new township, variously referred to as New city, Megacity or Jyoti Basu Nagar, in Rajarhat close to Kolkata. Conceived through the West Bengal kingdom executive within the mid-1990s, in pandering to the imaginative and prescient of city planners of making a hi-tech city beyond an unruly, crowded Kolkata, and feeding the starvation of realtors and builders, town is outfitted at the foundations of coercive, even violent, land acquisition, kingdom largesse and corruption — and on the expense of erasing a self-sufficient subsistence economic climate and despoiling a delicate surroundings. but, after its crowning glory and departure of building labour, the recent city looks as a necropolis, a ghost urban, that belies its promised picture of an city utopia, whilst the displaced locals lead a precarious, cellular life as ‘transit labour’, engaged in strange and casual jobs.??

Written at the foundation of in depth fieldwork, executive records, courtroom documents, and chronicles of public protests, this e-book largely analyses the politics and economics of urbanisation within the age of post-colonial capitalism, quite the paradoxical mixture of neoliberal and primitive modes of capital accumulation upon which the worldwide emergence of ‘new cities’ is predicated.

Departing from the dominant sorts of city reports that concentrate on cultural or spatial research of towns, the authors exhibit the hyperlinks among adjustments in area, know-how, political economic climate, type composition, and kinds of city politics which offer concrete form to a urban. it's going to immensely curiosity these in sociology, political technological know-how, economics, improvement stories, city experiences, coverage and governance reviews, and history.

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