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Scars and adornments: the urban life of Calcutta since 1947

Mukhopadhyay, Urvi (2022) Scars and adornments: the urban life of Calcutta since 1947. South Asia @ LSE (17 Oct 2022). Blog Entry.

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The former colonial Indian capital city of Calcutta carries the stories of all who have come to her, for different reasons. In this post, Urvi Mukhopadhyay explores the changes in its urban texture and identity wrought by migration, rehabilitation programmes for ‘refugees’ and cultural habits and practices, as waves of people came back and forth to the city, triggered first by the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2022 14:15
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:37

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