Calcutta and Globalization

This project examines transnational linkages and ideologies in the remaking of contemporary Indian cities through processes of globalization and migration. ┬áIn particular, I focus on recent transformations in the city of Kolkata (Calcutta) in Eastern India, and the growth of luxury, “international-style” apartment buildings and condominium complexes, complete with a host of amenities including schools, golf courses, multiplexes and shopping malls and the impact that this has on the local economy, ecology, and politics.