The Making of an Indian Metropolis: Colonial Governance and Public Culture in Bombay, 1890-1920

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - History - 268 pages
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This work explores the dynamics of urban change in a premier colonial city at a pivotal juncture in its emergence as a modern metropolis. It investigates the social history of Bombay in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Rise of Bombay
17
Plague and the Crisis of Sanitary Order
49
The Bombay Improvement Trust
71
Policing Public Order
115
Forging Civil Society
157
Social Service Civic Activism and the Urban Poor
203
Conclusion
235
Index
261
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Prashant Kidambi is Lecturer in Colonial Urban History in The School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester, UK.

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