The City in South Asia
By (author) James Heitzman
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City in South Asia by James Heitzman
Book DescriptionThe macro-region of South Asia - including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka - today supports one of the world's greatest concentrations of cities, but as James Heitzman argues in the first comprehensive treatment of urban South Asia, this has been the case for at least 5,000 years. With a strong emphasis on the production of space and periodic excursions into literature, art and architecture, religion and public culture, this interdisciplinary study is a valuable text for students and scholars interested in comparative history, urban studies, and the social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415343558
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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With case studies focusing on specific cities and including maps and photographs, this book presents a comprehensive survey of urbanization in South Asia during the last 5000 years.
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Author Biography - James Heitzman
James Heitzman is the author of Gifts of Power: Lordship in an Early Indian State and Network City: Planning the Information Society in Bangalore. He currently divides his time between Davis, California and Bangalore, India, where he is co-founder of Nagara, a trust devoted to urban affairs.
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