This volume explores contemporary urban life in a smaller city located in India's Northeast borderland at a time of dramatic change.
While India has been a popular subject of scholarly analysis in the past decade, the majority of that attention has been focused on its major cities. This volume instead explores contemporary urban life in a smaller city located in India's Northeast borderland at a time of dramatic change, showing how this city has been profoundly affected by armed conflict, militarism, displacement, interethnic tensions, and the expansion of neoliberal capitalism.
Table of contents:
Maps[-]Glossary of Non-English Terms[-]Preface[-]Acknowledgments[-]1. Introduction[-]Part I[-]2. New India, New Northeast [-]3. Space and hegemony in Aizawl and Imphal [-]Part II[-]4. Look East: connecting to Asia[-]5. Look West: connecting to India [-]6. Plural cities, ethnocentric polities [-]7. Small spaces: creativity, intimacy, and belonging[-]Conclusion[-]References[-]
Duncan McDuie-Ra is associate professor in development studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.