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Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... oh, you must talk to Ashok Ravat he s the man who saved Shivaji Park. I had just begun a visual ethnography called Maidan Histories and Stealth­ scapes 1 that looked at the daily use and the transformations over time of an exemplary public space: Shivaji Park in the Dadar area of Bombay. I...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-039
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... on the Azad Maidan, a large pub- lic ground in the heart of the city. Raza Acad emy, a Sunni Barelvi organ- ization based in Bombay, had or ga nized a rally to protest violent attacks by the ethnic Bodo groups on Bangladeshi Muslim mi grants in Assam and by Buddhist monks against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-033
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
...it was at a big election meeting at Azad Maidan or ga nized by the Mumbai Pradesh Congress Committee that I met Gauravpant Mishra. The meeting was big because it was supposed to be a grand launch of the election campaign in Mumbai for the forthcoming assembly elections in October 2014. The meeting...
Series: Public Planet Books
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375135-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7513-5
... in worldwide protest movements, such as the Tahrir Square and occupy Gezi. These public square maidan movements open up new avenues for democratic imaginaries beyond the secular-religious divide ...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... must talk to Ashok Ravat he s the man who saved Shivaji Park. I had just begun a visual ethnography called Maidan Histories and Stealth­ scapes 1 that looked at the daily use and the transformations over time of an exemplary public space: Shivaji Park in the Dadar area of Bombay. I approached Shivaji...
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By Lisa Björkman
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-425
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... Ambedkar, a revolutionary anti- caste activist and intel- lectual who is best known as the principal author of India s constitution. arangetram first public per for mance of a bharatnatyam dancer. 426 GLOSSARY Arthur Road Jail the oldest, largest, and most infamous of Mumbai s prisons. Azad Maidan vast...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
...- most every election meeting of every candidate, amounting to several per week over a few months. Most took place in the maidan (outdoor open area) or community hall of a baug (housing colony) during the eve nings so that younger Parsis with jobs could attend after work hours. However, most...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-037
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
.... In Udupa s profile of Afzal we see how in the midst of confusing allegations and refutations, . . . the Azad Maidan protest had soon slipped the grip of the organizers. The protest s coordinators had enlisted the affective potential of the bloodbath images to convene a crowd (echoing accounts from...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-030
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... calmly at the edge of a large- scale election rally on Azad Maidan. Visibly pleased with him- self, Mishra asserts that, as promised, he has contributed twenty people to this crowd. He adds proudly that his ward in South Mumbai was respon- PUBLICS 301 sible for the largest turnout at an other wise...
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By Lisa Björkman
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-045
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
..., 8, 11, 13, 112 14, 259 60 Azad Maidan: Barelvi Muslim protest, 360, 379, 381 82; Congress Party election rallies, 300, 322 23, 326 27 Bachchan, Amitabh, 123, 368 Bagchi, Sarthak, 30 31, 300 302, 304 Baitsch, Tobias, 51 52 442 INDEX Bambaiya: description and speakers of, 234, 239 41, 287 88, 289f...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
...) that followed that film s 2012 release. But by all accounts, the maidans and squares that hosted the screenings were bursting at the seams, as Mumbaikars Dalit and non- Dalit silently watched Patwardhan s four- hour account of the decimation of left- wing Dalit politics and its supplanting with the right...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... says that there is a complete absence now of those kinds of conversations that he felt ­were essential to civilized life. He is nostalgic about his youth in a young India. We pass Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, only a mile or so from the Khuda Bakhsh Library; this is the place where the most important...
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By Priya Jaikumar
Published: 09 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005599-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0559-9
..., 270; theory, 135, 183, 351n71 post- Independence period, 82, 89, 189, 207, 214 18, 279, 286 postindustrial society, 256 Poulantzas, Nicos, 77, 82 Prabhat Studio, 26 Pragati Maidan, 87 Prakash, Gyan, 93 Prasad, Madhava, 237, 279 80, 290 pre- production, 257, 266, 286, 294. See also below- the- line...
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By Achille Mbembe
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 25 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007227-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0722-7
... (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008); Grégoire Chamayou, Théorie du drone (Paris: La Fabrique, 2013). 49 Arthur Kroker and Michael A. Weinstein, Maidan, Caliphate, and Code: Theorizing Power and Resistance in the 21st Century, Ctheory, March 3, 2015, httpsjournals.uvic.ca/index.php/ctheory...
Published: 06 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003472-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0347-2
... outside Buckingham Palace, Tian anmen Square, Zócalo, Plaza de Mayo, Tahrir Square, Maidan Nezalezhosti as places created to enable the members of a state s population to constitute themselves as citizens of that state, places where the imagined bonds between oneself and one s nation can be experienced...
Published: 08 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012887-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1288-7
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013143-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1314-3
Published: 09 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005599-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0559-9
... New Delhi s urban exhibition grounds, is an urban counterpart to his moun- tain films and follows the same hermeneutic of unifying vast differences under the sign of an ideal citizen. The film was shot on location in Pragati Maidan (translatable as Field of Pro gress which was a sprawling field...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
..., and Naigaon as well as suburban vastis such as Ramabai Nagar) that followed that film s 2012 release. But by all accounts, the maidans and squares that hosted the screenings were bursting at the seams, as Mumbaikars Dalit and non- Dalit silently watched Patwardhan s four- hour account of the decimation...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... says that there is a complete absence now of those kinds of conversations that he felt ­were essential to civilized life. He is nostalgic about his youth in a young India. We pass Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, only a mile or so from the Khuda Bakhsh Library; this is the place where the most important...