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Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India

By: Howard Spodek

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

Seller ID: 101813

ISBN: 8125046615

Condition: New


At least three times in the last century Ahmedabad was a “shock city”, an arena in which developments of national importance took place first and most intensely. Gandhi led India’s independence struggle; Ahmedabad was his home. He and his fellow citizens, together, honed their strategies for national freedom and for urban development. Immediately after Independence, as India began its modern industrialization, Ahmedabad’s textile magnates entered into multinational agreements to expand into new entrepreneurial directions based on chemicals and pharmaceuticals. They also brought to Ahme... View more info