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Planning the City - Urbanization and Reform in Calcutta, c. 1800 - c. 1940

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In 1820, an unusual letter was published in the Bengali newspaper Samachar Darpan. It was a plaintive appeal from the rats of the city of Calcutta saying they were being unfairly displaced from their ancient dwellings. Calcutta was indeed going through momentous changes - new roads and neighborhoods were being planned, channels for draining were being dug, new structures were coming up and existing buildings refurbished. These changes were not random. A new spatial order was coming into its own backed by the powerful ...

Planning the City - Urbanization and Reform in Calcutta, c. 1800 - c. 1940 2012, Tulika, New Delhi

ISBN-13: 9788189487904

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