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    Howard Spodek

    Dr. Howard Spodek is a world historian, a professor of history and geography and urban studies at Temple University.

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  • Building India’s “Shock City of the Twentieth Century” from the Top Down

    Building India’s “Shock City of the Twentieth Century” from the Top Down0

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    • September 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 352 pp. The field of South Asian urban history has a rich history of examining India’s major urban centers. Numerous astute studies of Delhi, Bombay (Mumbai), and Calcutta (Kolkata), for example, have contributed to our understanding of not only the rapid urbanization (and later suburbanization,

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