Bombay: Mosaic of Modern Culture

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Oxford University Press, 1995 - Social Science - 235 pages
This work is a broad inter-disciplinary approach to present day conditions in Bombay. Chapters on nineteenth century Bombay and the famine migrants, the emergence of educational institutions and the Gujarati influence on Bombay's intellectual life, images of Bombay in literature and poetry, Bombay's architecture, and the art, theatre, film and music scenes in the city, are included in this volume.

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Sujata Patel is a sociologist at the University of Hyderabad. An historical sensibility and a combination of four perspectives Marxism, feminism, spatial studies and post structuralism post colonialism influences her work which covers diverse areas such as modernity and social theory, history of sociology/social sciences, city formation, social movements, gender construction, reservation, quota politics and caste and class formations in India. She is also an active interlocutor of teaching and learning practices, and has written on the challenges that organise its reconstitution within classrooms, university structures. She is the author of more than 60 papers and is the series editor of "Sage Studies in International Sociology "(including Current Sociology Monographs (2010 2014), Oxford India Studies in Contemporary Society (Oxford, India) and Cities and the Urban Imperative (Routledge, India). She is also the author of "The Making of Industrial Relations "(Oxford University Press, 1997), editor of "The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions", Sage London (2010) and "Doing Sociology in India, Genealogies, Locations and Practices "(Oxford, 2011) as also a co-editor of five books, "Bombay: Metaphor of Modern India "(Oxford University Press, 1995); "Bombay: Mosaic of Modern Culture "(Oxford University Press, 1995); "Bombay and Mumbai: The City in Transition "(Oxford University Press, 2003); "Thinking Social Science in India "(Sage, 2002); and "Urban Studies "(Oxford University Press, 2006). She has been associated in various capacities with the International Sociological Association and has been its first Vice President for National Associations (2002 2006).

Alice Thorner has been studying, teaching and writing on the economic and social history of South Asia since 1940. She is co-author, with her late husband Daniel Thorner, of "Land and Labour in India" (1962). More recently, in collaboration with Sujata Patel, she has edited two volumes of essays, "Bombay: A Mosaic of Modern Culture" and "Bombay: A Metaphor for Modern India" (1995). Alice Thorner lives in Paris and visits India regularly.

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