Neighbourhoods in Urban India: In Between Home and the City

Neighbourhoods in Urban India: In Between Home and the City

Neighbourhoods in Urban India: In Between Home and the City

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The State of Cities- #CityConversations with Dr Dev Pathak on Neighbourhoods in Urban India: In Between Home and the City.

Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to

The State of Cities – #CityConversations and Book Discussion

Neighbourhoods in Urban India: In Between Home and the City

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Date: May 5, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM IST
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Dr Dev Pathak, Founding Faculty, Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi

Dr Dev Nath Pathak is a founding faculty of Department of Sociology at South Asian University, New Delhi (India). He has contributed articles and chapters in many journals and edited books, and he is co-editor of the journal Society and Culture in South Asia and the editorial board of Journal of Human Values.

A couple of his very recent publications include: In Defence of the Ordinary: Everyday Awakenings (Bloomsbury); Living and Dying: Meanings in Maithili Folklore (Primus), Another South Asia (Primus), in addition to the coedited books such as Neighbourhoods in Urban India (Bloomsbury), Culture and Politics in South Asia: Performative Communication (Taylor and Francis); Investigating Developmentalism: Development in Social Sphere (Palgrave Macmillan),  Intersections of Art, Anthropology and Art History: A Conversation with Parul Dave-Mukherji (Aakar Books) & Narrating Nations, Performing Politics: A Conversation with Vasudha Dalmia (Aakar Books), Decoding Visual World: Intersections of Art, Anthropology and Art History in South Asia (Palgrave Macmillan).

He was a visiting scholar at Brown International Advance Research Institute, at Brown University (2013), a Charles Wallace fellow at Queen’s University Belfast (2015), and scholar-in-residence at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (2019). Lately he cocurated a YouTube based public space, Galp Lok (

Dr Rumi Aijaz
Senior Fellow and Head, Urban Policy Research Initiative, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi

Dr Arvind Kumar
Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi

Dr Sumedha Dutta
Assistant Professor, Centre for Sociology School of Social Sciences, Central University of Punjab (City Campus), Punjab

Mr Sameer Unhale
Joint Commissioner, Department of Municipal Administration, Government of Maharashtra

Dr Mukta Naik
Fellow, Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi

Dr Binti Singh
Associate Professor, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai


Dr Soumaydip Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Senior Fellow, IMPRI, New Delhi

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About the Book:

Neighbourhoods in India

Neighbourhoods in Urban India: In Between Home and the City offers an understanding of neighbourhoods as changing socio-spatial units in their specific regional settings by underlining the way value regimes (religiosity and subjectivities) give neighbourhoods their social meanings and stereotypes. It unpacks discourses and knowledge practices, such as planning, architecture and urban discourses of governance.

It further discloses the linkages and disjunctures between the social practices of neighbourhoods and the language, logic, and experiences of dwelling, housing, urban planning, and governance, and focuses on the particularities and heterogeneities of neighbourhoods and neighbourliness. The book locates Indian experiences in the larger context of the global South and seeks to decentre the dominant Euro-American discourse of urban social life. (For more details, visit-

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