‘Interrogating Urbanisation in India’ is a two-part panel series, being organised by CPR at the AAS-in-Asia conference organised by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), which has over a membership of over 10,000 scholars studying Asia across varying disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. The panel aims to foster a dialogue on urbanization in India between qualitative and quantitative scholars across a number of disciplines.
India is among the fastest urbanizing regions in the world, and the interdisciplinary interrogation of urbanization processes in India promises to yield new theoretical insights. These panels consist of scholars engaged in a survey of approximately 5500 households in the National Capital Region around Delhi (Delhi-NCR) alongside scholars carrying out careful qualitative case-based or structural analyses of urban processes in India. The first panel, Structural Challenges and Transformations, discusses larger structural challenges and transformations in Indian urbanization, while the second panel, Life in the City, discusses aspects of daily urban life in India. The second panel will conclude with a discussion on issues raised across both panels.
The panels are co-chaired by Partha Mukhopadhyay and Neelanjan Sircar, who are Senior Fellows at the Centre for Policy Research
Panel I: Structural Transformations
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Tamarind, New Building
Shrobona Karkun, PhD candidate in Geography, Temple University
Sumitra Badrinathan, PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Megan Reed, Ph D Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Amita Bhide, Dean, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Panel II: Life in the City
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Maple, Lower Ground Floor
Ashwin Parulkar, Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Research
Eesha Kunduri, Research Associate & Mukta Naik, Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Research
Neelanjan Sircar, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research