Workshop 2: ‘Planning Modernity: Colonial Continuities, Postcolonial Disjunctions’

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th October 2014

Jawaharlal Nehru University (South Campus), Delhi


How did the planned violence of colonial urbanism shape the cultural and societal topographies of Delhi?

What are the narrative legacies of Nehruvian modernity in the city, and how has literature preserved or memorialized the changing city?

In what areas does narrative/performance/graphic art intervene in or re-inscribe the planned environment/infrastructural fabric of the city?

How are forms of violence perpetuated in the heterotopian urbanism of the post-liberalization era? How has literature engaged with this aspect of Delhi’s urban present?

How has literature rewritten Delhi as a vision of the global urban future?


View and download the workshop outline

To register, please express your interest to Professor GJV Prasad by emailing gjvprasad [at] yahoo [dot] com before 30 August 2014

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