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Theatre of conflict, city of hope : Mumbai, 1660 to present times

Title
Theatre of conflict, city of hope : Mumbai, 1660 to present times / Mariam Dossal.
Published
New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description
xl, 252 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents
Section I Agrarian Bombay C. 1660 - 1860 Land Into Private Property
A Precarious Presence: The British in Bombay, c. 1660-1720
Defence Preoccupations and the Emerging Town c. 1720 - 1780
Customary Rights and State Regulations c. 1780-1810
A Time for Change: Thomas Dickinson and the Bombay Revenue Survey, c. 1810-1830
Law and the Acquisition of Land for Public Purpose, c. 1830-1860
Section II : Industrial Bombay C. 1860 - 2010 Changing Patterns Of Land Use
A Metropolis Takes Shape c. 1860-1890
Urban Planning or Crises Management ? c. 1890- 1930
The Housing Conundrum and Bombay's Built Environment, c. 1930-1970, Chapter Nine: Megalopolis Mumbai:
Summary
This is the first volume to present such a comprehensive history of Bombay-from 1660s to the present times. Strongly grounded in primary sources and richly illustrated, it maps the radical transformation of Bombay from an agricultural settlement of little significance to a megalopolis. What had originally been seven 'islets' of fishing villages, coconut gardens, rice fields, salt-pans, and vegetable plots, had by the nineteenth century given way to chawls, warehouses, cotton mills, railway lines, and docks. In recent times shopping malls, skyscrapers and slums have become prominent in the urban landscape. The book discusses several other significant aspects concerned with land use and planning of the city-customary rights versus state regulations, revenue survey, land acquisition, agricultural and industrial growth, housing problems, development of the metropolis and problems confronting the city today.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [236]-245) and index.
Language
English
LCCN
2010316951
ISBN
9780198064381
0198064381
Format
Book Book
Acquired On
October 21, 2010
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