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Author Name    Gautam Bhan

Title   In the Publicís Interest: Evictions, Citizenship and Inequality in Contemporary Delhi

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Size   15 x 23 Cm

Publisher   New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2016

ISBN    8125062327 / 9788125062325

Seller ID   107474

Like many cities in the global South, New Delhi has not been built by architects, engineers or planners, but by residents themselves. One form of such auto-construction is the bastióan urban settlement that houses income-poor residents. A basti marks years of an urban life, built slowly and incrementally. It is more than a Ďslumíóit is a claim to development and citizenship. In the moment of the bastiís eviction, this claim is erased, signifying a closure for the political, legal, social and economic negotiations that allowed a vulnerable citizenry to settle and survive for decades.Contemporary Delhi is a city scarred by the evictions of bastis. Ironically, many of these evictions were ordered in Public Interest Litigations by the Indian Judiciary. How did a judicial innovation introduced precisely to enable the marginalised to seek justice become an instrument of their exclusion? Drawing on an archive of court cases that resulted in evictions in Delhi from 1990 to 2007 as well as ethnographic research with basti residents and social movements resisting eviction, In the Publicís Interest shows how evictions have been fundamental to how urban space is been structured and produced, and asks what they tell us about the contemporary Indian city.Students and scholars of sociology, urban studies, development studies and geography will find this book engaging and useful. Printed Pages: 304.

In the Publicís Interest: Evictions, Citizenship and Inequality in Contemporary Delhi Gautam Bhan

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