The Slum Outside: Elusive Dharavi

Save £0.36

Title: Paperback
Sale price£5.63 Regular price£5.99


Dharavi has achieved mythical status. Commonly, and mistakenly, cited as Asia's largest slum, it is a symbol of Mumbai's inability to meet the needs of its population, and the ability of Mumbaikars to meet those needs on their own. Commentaries usually fall back on the slum narrative, which sees Dharavi as resilient but backward, and in need of radical intervention. Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava of Urbz argue that it is time for this narrative to be rewritten. Dharavi residents do not recognise their home as a slum - the slum is always somewhere else, a few blocks away perhaps. Echanove and Srivastava challenge the bipolar way in which Mumbai sees itself, divided between ?backward? slums and ?modern? high-rises. What they call the ?user-generated neighbourhood? is far more sophisticated and productive than any developer's masterplan.


Publisher -

Author(s) - URBZ Echanove & Srivastava


Published Date -

ISBN - 9780992922917

Dimensions - 17.9 x 11.1 x 0.7 cm

Page Count - 88

Payment & Security

American Express Apple Pay Diners Club Discover Maestro Mastercard Shop Pay Union Pay Visa

Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.

You may also like

Recently viewed