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This book delineates the politics and contestations around urban space in India’s national capital, Delhi through its minimal ordinary spaces on everyday life. Various sites and communities interpreted in this volume disclose the processes, relations, and logics through which the city’s grand plans are executed. The contributors assert that urbanization is negotiated and confused, in particular, through spaces of informal labour, mass resettlement districts, and small-scale investors. Presenting a crucial analysis after the two decades of neoliberal policy, this book sheds light on the disconnection between planning and ideology, narratives of growth and realities of immobility, and facades of modernity and the spaces and practices produced in its pursuit. Read more