26-28 March 2012
Venue: Auditorium, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi
The conference is organised into six panel sessions:
Session 1: A Series of Historical Studies of two Megacities: Kolkata and Mumbai
Session 2: Urban Environments
Session 3: Finance and Politics (covers the process of urbanisation in the context of the larger paradigms of 'development' and 'modernisation' and their impact on urban planning as well as (attempted) solutions to contemporary challenges).
Session 4: Cities and their Hinterlands: The following session is dedicated to the (sometimes artificial) rural-urban dichotomy which these discourses have created, by looking at the connections between cities and 'hinterlands', and the way rural lifestyles and practices permeate and integrate into urban spaces and lifestyles.
Session 5: Imagining Urbanity (impact of globalizing urban cultures on contemporary Indian cities)
Session 6: Imagining Urbanity (contd.)
Entry Open for Public after online registration at www.sai.uni-heidelberg.de/en/50years/registration-delhi