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Book review: The (un)governable city: productive failure in the making of colonial Delhi, 1858-1911 by Raghav Kishore

Naik, Gayathri D. (2021) Book review: The (un)governable city: productive failure in the making of colonial Delhi, 1858-1911 by Raghav Kishore. LSE Review of Books (05 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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In The (Un)Governable City: Productive Failure in the Making of Colonial Delhi, 1858-1911, Raghav Kishore explores the transformation of urban governance in Delhi in the nineteenth century, demonstrating that many of the clashes and conflicts in urban planning were ‘productive failures’ that allowed the state to expand its control and the local population to assert their rights and space in urban planning. This is a must-read book for all history enthuasists, writes Gayathri D. Naik, and is also recommended to town planners looking to understand the legacies of this era of planning today. The (Un)Governable City: Productive Failure in the Making of Colonial Delhi, 1858-1911. Raghav Kishore. Orient BlackSwan. 2020.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 09:09
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 09:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112071

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