Saturday, November 12, 2005
City Requiem, Calcutta: Gender and the Politics of Poverty
by Ananya Roy
Uni of Minnesota Press.
Roy she was paralysed by "Rumour", but went on to write her book anyway. Some pics too, and discussion of New Communism. "Roy shows how urban developmentalism, in its populist guise, reproduces the relations of masculinist patronage, and, in its entrepreneurial guise, seeks to reclaim a bourgeois Calcutta, gentlemanly in its nostalgias".