Colossus: The Anatomy of Delhi



CPR is pleased to invite you to a workshop onColossus: The Anatomy of Delhi

Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research

The full talk will be streamed through Facebook live on
CPR’s Facebook page.

India is among the fastest urbanising regions in the world, and the interdisciplinary interrogation of urbanisation processes in India promises to yield new theoretical insights. This workshop covers wide-ranging quantitative and qualitative work on the National Capital Region around Delhi (Delhi-NCR), making specific reference to a novel survey of 5500 households in the region.

Please join us for what promises to be an enlightening workshop that discusses the nuances of social, economic, and political life in this complex region.


11:00 – 11:15 a.m. – Introductory Remarks by Yamini Aiyar
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. – Overview and Approach by Sanjoy Chakravorty

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Panel 1


Neelanjan Sircar: The survey and basic findings,
Partha Mukhopadhyay: The cities of Delhi

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Panel 2


Shamindra Nath Roy: Infrastructure and inequality,
Sanjoy Chakravorty: Delhi in theory

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Open Discussion

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