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 book investigates the social history of colonial Bombay in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Drawing together strands that have hitherto been treated separately, and based on a wide range of untapped archival sources, this book offers the first systematic analytical account of historical change in a modernizing colonial city. In highlighting the colonial experience of historical processes that have attracted considerable attention in recent scholarship, it restores the much neglected global dimension to a comparative discussion of these themes. At the same time the volume demonstrates the manner in which the globalizing forces unleashed by European imperialism were appropriated and transformed in the colonial context.
  

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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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