Freitag, 16. Januar 2015, 15:15 - 16:45 iCal

The world is not flat

The Social Multiplicities of a Globalized Town in Transition (1985-2012) — The Case of Gurgaon (India)

Ein Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Anirudh Deshpande (Department of History, University of Delhi – ICCR Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Vienna)

Seminarraum 1 des Instituts für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.7, 1090 Wien


This paper deconstructs the discourse of globalization and modernity with which the name of Gurgaon has become synonymous. It attempts a contemporary visual narrative of an Indian suburban town in transition. This supplements the text and interrogates the possible meanings of modernity in contemporary India. The objective is to highlight the social multiplicities of a historical process glossed over by the media of globalization.

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