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Calcutta 1981

The city, its crisis, and the debate on urban planning and development

Jean Racine (dir.)

A city laden with symbolic meaning in the Western mind, Calcutta – with ten million inhabitants today – is much more than the apathetic or violent display of urban destitution in India, as seen by the world at large. This collection tries to reach precisely beyond the cliches, to enable some of those who work in the city as decision-makers, planners or analysts, to speak out and Interpret the multifaceted crisis that has hit this city as it continues to grow, even though its economy is in ...


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Note de l’éditeur

This book is published by Concept Publishing, New Delhi in collaboration with: the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris and the French Institute of Pondicherry.

© Centre d’Etudes de Géographie Tropicale, Bordeaux et Fondation de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris

  • Éditeur : Institut Français de Pondichéry, Concept Publishing New Delhi
  • Collection : Mondes Indiens/South Asia
  • Lieu d’édition : New Delhi
  • Année d’édition : 1990
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 14 avril 2020
  • EAN électronique : 9791036549779
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.ifp.5143
  • Nombre de pages : 486 p.
Jean Racine
Foreword. The Seminar and After

Genesis of the Present Volume

Jean Racine
Introduction. Narcissus' Doubts

An Inside View of Calcutta in Crisis

Inaugural Session

Session I. A. The Foundations of the Present: Understanding Calcutta

Gaston Roberge
1. Images of Calcutta

From Black Hole to Black Box

Jean Racine
3. Calcutta and her Hinterland

A Regional and National Perspective

Session I. B. The Foundations of the Present: Understanding Calcutta

Hiten Bhaya
Discussions

Session 2. A. A Metropolis in Crisis

Subha Dasgupta
5. The Structure of Calcutta

Morphology of a Congested City

Jean Racine
Addendum B. The Housing Problem

A Few Remarks

Sukumar Sinha
6. The Population Problem

The Demographical Trends of Calcutta City

Santosh K. Bhattacharya
7. Calcutta in India's Economy
Nirmala Banerjee, Gautam Adhikari et Jean Racine
Addendum D. The Power Crisis in Calcutta
Nirmala Banerjee
8. Making a Living in Calcutta

Employment in the Informal Sector

Emmanuel Romatet
Addendum E. A Case Study of the Informal Sector

Small Industries in Pilkhana Bustee, Howrah

Sudhendu Mukherjee et Jean Racine
Addendum F. The Urban Poor

An Outlook of Calcutta's Pavement-Dwellers

Shibani Kinkar Chaube
9. Violence, Crime and Labour Unrest in Calcutta

A Comparative Analysis in Social Tension

Jean Racine
Addendum G. Violence in Calcutta

The Politicization of Social Tensions

Session II. B. A Metropolis in Crisis

Asok Mitra
Discussions

Session III. A. Tackling the Crisis

S.K. Roy et Kalyan Roy
10. Planning for Action

The CMDA's Involvement

Jean Racine
Addendum H. Calcutta’s Bustees

The Magnitude of the Problem and the Development Policy

The Statesman
Addendum J. Tea, Jute and Industries

Three Appraisals of Calcutta's Economic Problems

Bireswar Banerjee
12. Future of Calcutta Metropolis

Looking for a New Regional Balance

Session III. B. Tackling the Crisis

Barun De
Discussions
The Statesman et Unnayan
Addendum K. Whom Does One Plan For?

A Case Study of Rickshaws and Rickshawallahs of Calcutta

Session IV. General Debate

Bhabatosh Dutta
Discussions
Jean Racine
Addendum L. Managing the City

A Few Remarks

Bibliographies, Filmography

Subha Dasgupta
A Literary Bibliography Calcutta in Bengali Novels

A Tentative Cheklist

© Institut Français de Pondichéry, 1990

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