Tommaso Bobbio – “Countrymen Within the City”: The Construction of Citizenship and the Rhetoric of “Slum Development” in Twentieth-Century Ahmedabad

Tommaso Bobbio, Royal Holloway University of London “Countrymen within the city”: the construction of citizenship and the rhetoric of “slum development” in twentieth-century Ahmedabad Industrial development and demographic growth have been two dominant features in the expansion of Ahmedabad city in the 20th century. Unplanned expansion of industrial neighbourhoods, migrations and urban poverty led thousands of casual and migrant labourers …