Landscapes of Urban Memeory: The Sacred and the Civic in India's High-tech City
Landscapes of Urban Memory is a study of the metropolis of Bangalore, today regarded as a center for high technology research and production, the new Silicon Valley of India. This book analyzes the contested relationship between globalization, urban memory, space, and the sacred through the city's largest ritual, a performance dedicated to Draupadi, heroine of the Mahabharata epic. It is methodologicaly interdisciplinary, draws from anthropology, urban studies, performance studies, religion, and history, and is comparative in its scope.
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