10. The Blockade of the World-Class City: Dialectical Images of Indian Urbanism

  1. Ananya Roy and
  2. Aihwa Ong
  1. Ananya Roy

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346800.ch10

Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of being Global

Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of being Global

How to Cite

Roy, A. (2011) The Blockade of the World-Class City: Dialectical Images of Indian Urbanism, in Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of being Global (eds A. Roy and A. Ong), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346800.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University of California, Berkeley, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Berkeley, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192774

Online ISBN: 9781444346800

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Keywords:

  • blockade of the world-class city - dialectical images of Indian urbanism;
  • India, and violent expansion of the urban frontier - making way for new Indian middle classes;
  • imagined dynamism of world-class city - a space, “gheraoed,” or “encircled” by protest;
  • “India Poised” - homegrown neoliberalism, liberalization of Indian economy;
  • national mission, establishing - a new hegemony, neoliberal models of urban planning;
  • nationwide, India's Ministry of Commerce and Industry - formation of Special Economic Zones;
  • “homegrown” meaning the ways - global circulations of market rule, find a home in national contexts of development;
  • Mumbai's famous SPARC (Society for the Protection of Area Resources);
  • Special Economic Zones, and protests against it - in India, state policy itself being revised;
  • Kolkata, gap between urban plan and blockaded reality - not sabotaging homegrown neoliberalism, emboldening it

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “India Poised”

  • The Blockade

  • Standing Still

  • References