[Reader-list] [Announcements] The Urban Turn on SATURDAY

PUKAR @ The Paperie pukar at bol.net.in
Thu Dec 19 19:47:33 IST 2002

Dear Friends:

PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action & Research) cordially 
invites you to a panel discussion on "The Urban Turn" this coming 
Saturday. Four distinguished sociologists and historians will speak 
about the increasing importance of studies of the urban experience to 
wider understandings of the history and culture of modernity in 
India. This will be followed by a moderated discussion with the 


SUJATA PATEL is Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at 
University of Pune. She is the co-editor, with Alice Thorner, of 
Bombay: Metaphor for Modern Culture and Bombay: Mosaic of Modern 
India (both Delhi: Oxford India, 1995), of which the next volume, 
co-edited with Jim Masselos, is currently in press. She is an Advisor 

JAIRUS BANAJI worked with the unions in Bombay through the eighties, 
when he published Beyond Multinationalism: Management Policy and 
Bargaining Relationships in International Companies (Delhi: Sage, 
1990). His most recent book is Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity: 
Gold, Labour, and Aristocratic Dominance (Oxford, 2002).

GYAN PRAKASH is Professor of History at Princeton University, U.S.A. 
and a member of the Subaltern Studies Editorial Collective. He is the 
author of Bonded Histories: Genealogies of Labour Servitude in 
Colonial India (Cambridge, 1990), Another Reason: Science and the 
Imagination of Modern India (Princeton, 1999), and has written 
several articles and edited several volumes on colonial history and 


RAJ CHANDAVARKAR is a historian and is Director, Centre for South 
Asian Studies, Cambridge University, U.K., where he is a Fellow of 
Trinity College. He is the author of The Origins of Industrial 
Capitalism in India: Business Strategies and the Working Class in 
Bombay 1900-1940 (Cambridge, 1994) and Imperial Power and Popular 
Politics: Class, Resistance and the State in India 1850-1890 
(Cambridge, 1998).

6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Mezzanine Floor, Soonawalla Building
59, Bombay Samachar Marg
Opposite the Stock Exchange
Fort, Bombay 400001

Phone Shekhar Krishnan or Rahul Srivastava at 2077779
E-Mail <pukarsecretariat at vsnl.net>

About PUKAR @ The Paperie:

These discussions is part of a monthly programme organised by PUKAR 
for friends and guests at The Bombay Paperie, Fort. These gatherings 
are usually held on the third or fourth Saturday of every month at 
6.00 p.m. PUKAR thanks Neeta Premchand and Navaz Kotwal of The Bombay 
Paperie, for hosting this monthly public discussion. We look forward 
to your attendance and participation, and suggesting names of people 
and organisations to add to our mailing list. For more information, 
call PUKAR at 22077779.


Rahul Srivastava, Shekhar Krishnan and Vyjayanthi Rao

PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action & Research)
P.O. Box 5627
Dadar, Mumbai 400014, India
E-Mail <pukarsecretariat at vsnl.net>
Phone +91 (022) 2077779, +91 98200.45529, +91 98204.04010
Web Site http://www.pukar.org.in
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