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TERM 2

Bombay/Cities in Africa

Required Texts to Purchase (in order of appearance in the term):

Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance (Faber and Faber, 2006)

Vikram Chandra, Love and Longing in Bombay (Faber and Faber, 2007)

Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Portobello Books, 2013)

Samira Khan, Shilpa Ranade and Shilpa Phadke, Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets (Penguin Books, 2011)

Assia Djebar, Women of Algiers in their Apartment (The University of Virginia Press, 1999)

Chris Abani, Graceland (Picador, 2005)

Ivan Vlasdilavic, Portrait in Keys 

Still from film

Still from Anand Patwardhan's Bombay, Our City

WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF READINGS:

WEEK 1:

Introduction to the idea of the global city

WEEK 2:

Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

Film: Anand Patwardhan, Bombay, Our City


WEEK 3:

Vikram Chandra, Love and Longing in Bombay

Kiran Nagarkar, "The Great Water Wars"

Film: Shri 420

WEEK 4:

Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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WEEK 5:

Samira Khan, Shilpa Ranade and Shilpa Phadke, Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets

Why Loiter

Paromita Vohra, "No Man's Land: A Visual Essay (Mumbai)"

No man's land

Sameera Jain, Mera Apna Shehar

WEEK 6: READING WEEK

WEEK 7: Assia Djebar, Women of Algiers in their Apartment

WEEK 8: Chris Abani, Graceland

WEEK 9: Ivan Vladislavic, Portrait in Keys

WEEK 10: Essays by Abdou-Maliq Simone and Achille Mbembe

Mbembe, "African Metropolis" Simone, "Remaking Africa"