CPR-CSH Workshop on Daggamaar Transport: Everyday Mobilities in Dehradun and Shillong

CPR-CSH Workshop on Daggamaar Transport: Everyday Mobilities in Dehradun and Shillong
Gaurav Mittal
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 Add to Calendar 2021-06-29 15:45:00 2021-06-29 17:30:00 Asia/Kolkata CPR-CSH Workshop on Daggamaar Transport: Everyday Mobilities in Dehradun and Shillong The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) invite you to a digital workshop on: Daggamaar Transport: Everyday Mobilities in Dehradun and Shillon Speaker: Gaurav Mittal, President's Graduate Fellow, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore The session will be online via Zoom, Please register here. The session will also be live-streamed on the CPR Facebook page. In case of any issues and for any queries, please email at urbanization@cprindia.org. About the Talk Based on findings from his PhD research, which explored the relationship between transport and the city in two small Indian cities of Dehradun and Shillong, in this talk the speaker will highlight how private interests of transport operators fuse with the public welfare function of the state in these cities. It transforms transport into a service which offers neither a market-based solution to people’s mobility requirements nor a public good which should lead to equitable social development. Instead, this transport can be explained as Daggamaar – a colloquial Hindustani term predominantly used in North India to describe the ad hoc, arbitrary, and temporary nature of operation of transport vehicles. Daggamaar transport is facilitated by the practices of the state, which keeps an ambivalent outlook towards such operation. The speaker argues that as opposed to the widespread belief that the transport in these cities operates in the absence of state regulations, Daggamaar nature of transport helps the state to keep a firm control over the urban transport, through which the order of the cities is produced and maintained.     About the Speaker Gaurav Mittal has completed his PhD from the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. Located at the juncture of urban, transport, and political geographies, his research enquires into the role of governance of transport in ordering the urban space in two small Indian cities of Dehradun and Shillong. He is currently undertaking a visiting fellowship at Leibniz Institute of Regional Geography, Leipzig (Germany). Prior to joining his PhD, he has worked for five years in urban sector in India. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a master’s degree in Urban Policy and Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences.   Find all the available videos of our ... Online via Zoom
3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
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The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) invite you to a digital workshop on: Daggamaar Transport: Everyday Mobilities in Dehradun and Shillon
Speaker:
  • Gaurav Mittal, President's Graduate Fellow, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

The session will be online via Zoom, Please register here. The session will also be live-streamed on the CPR Facebook page.

In case of any issues and for any queries, please email at urbanization@cprindia.org.

About the Talk

Based on findings from his PhD research, which explored the relationship between transport and the city in two small Indian cities of Dehradun and Shillong, in this talk the speaker will highlight how private interests of transport operators fuse with the public welfare function of the state in these cities. It transforms transport into a service which offers neither a market-based solution to people’s mobility requirements nor a public good which should lead to equitable social development. Instead, this transport can be explained as Daggamaar – a colloquial Hindustani term predominantly used in North India to describe the ad hoc, arbitrary, and temporary nature of operation of transport vehicles. Daggamaar transport is facilitated by the practices of the state, which keeps an ambivalent outlook towards such operation. The speaker argues that as opposed to the widespread belief that the transport in these cities operates in the absence of state regulations, Daggamaar nature of transport helps the state to keep a firm control over the urban transport, through which the order of the cities is produced and maintained.    

About the Speaker

Gaurav Mittal has completed his PhD from the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. Located at the juncture of urban, transport, and political geographies, his research enquires into the role of governance of transport in ordering the urban space in two small Indian cities of Dehradun and Shillong. He is currently undertaking a visiting fellowship at Leibniz Institute of Regional Geography, Leipzig (Germany). Prior to joining his PhD, he has worked for five years in urban sector in India. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a master’s degree in Urban Policy and Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
 
Find all the available videos of our previous workshops, here


This is the hundred and thirty-seventh in a series of Urban Workshops planned by the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi and Centre for Policy Research (CPR). These workshops seek to provoke public discussion on issues relating to the development of the city and try to address all its facets including its administration, culture, economy, society and politics. For further information, please contact: Rémi de Bercegol at remi.debercegol@gmail.com, Olivier Telle of CSH at olivier.telle@csh-delhi.com, Mukta Naik at mukta@cprindia.org or Marie-Hélène Zerah at marie-helene.zerah@ird.fr.