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Bombay Before Mumbai: Essays in Honour of Jim Masselos

Prashant Kidambi, Manjiri Kamat, and Rachel Dwyer


‘City of Gold’, ‘Urbs Prima in Indis’, ‘Maximum City’: no Indian metropolis has captivated the public imagination quite like Mumbai. The past decade has seen an explosion of historical writing on the city that was once Bombay. This book, featuring new essays by its finest historians, presents a rich sample of Bombay’s palimpsestic pasts. It considers the making of urban communities and spaces, the workings of power and the nationalist makeover of the colonial city. In addressing these themes, the contributors to this volume engage critically with the scholarship of a distinguished historian of ... More

Keywords: Bombay, Jim Masselos, Urban history, Colonial cities, South Asia, Nationalism, Power, British Empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190061708
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190061708.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Prashant Kidambi, editor
University of Leicester

Manjiri Kamat, editor
Department of History, University of Mumbai

Rachel Dwyer, editor
SOAS, University of London

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