CPR CSH Workshop- Sensuous City: A Neighbourhood Approach

Date and Time

April 25, 2023

3:45 pm to 5:15 pm


Online via Zoom and CPR Conference Room

Dr. Dev Nath Pathak

Founding faculty of sociology at South Asian University

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) invite you to a workshop on:

Sensuous City: A Neighbourhood Approach

Speaker: Dr. Dev Nath Pathak, Founding faculty of sociology at South Asian University

Tuesday, 25 April 2023, 3:45 PM IST onwards. The event will be in hybrid mode at the CPR office (Conference Room, Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi) and over Zoom.

About the Talk

Urban South Asia, from the perspective of neighbourhood and neighbourliness, presents a curious challenge to the intellectual orthodoxy as well as the contemporary preoccupations with the neighbourhood as a unit of planning and studies. The affective socio-spatial and sensorial experiences of non-metropolitan, small and intermediate cities, hint at neighbourhoods as a key to exploring the textures of urban life. In such an approach there are vivid linkages between urban lived spaces and social life; memory, migration, and exile; and the city and its society through practices of everyday life in neighbourhoods. The urban, thus, is an array of sensuous experiences in their regional specificities and in a broader context of the Global South. This is so, in spite of the ifs and buts of urbanism.

About the Speaker

Dr. Dev Nath Pathak is a founding faculty of sociology at South Asian University (a University of SAARC nations) and among many of his publications, the latest book is In Defence of the Ordinary: Everyday Awakenings (Bloomsbury), other than a book in Hindi titled Panchbhoot: Ek Sanskritik Shaikshnik Vimarsh (Setu Prakashan). He is also a founder editor of a YouTube based academic space

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