Beyond Kolkata: Rajarhat and the Dystopia of Urban Imagination

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This book examines the politics behind, and the socio-economic and ecological repercussions of, the making of a new township, variously called New Town, Megacity or Jyoti Basu Nagar, in Rajarhat near Kolkata. Conceived by the West Bengal state government in the mid-1990s, in pandering to the vision of urban planners of creating a hi-tech town beyond an unruly, crowded Kolkata, and feeding the hunger of realtors and developers, the city is built on the foundations of coercive, even violent, land acquisition, state largesse ...

Beyond Kolkata: Rajarhat and the Dystopia of Urban Imagination 2016, CRC Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781138660373

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Beyond Kolkata: Rajarhat and the Dystopia of Urban Imagination 2013, Routledge India, London

ISBN-13: 9780415844352

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