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100 1 _aOldenburg, Veena Talwar,
245 1 0 _aGurgaon :
_bfrom mythic village to millennium city /
_cVeena Talwar Oldenburg.
264 1 _aNoida, India :
_bHarperCollins Publishers India,
264 4 _c©2018
300 _axxii, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
_c22 cm
336 _2rdacontent
336 _2rdacontent
_astill image
337 _2rdamedia
338 _2rdacarrier
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 _aFor the aspirational migrant, rich or poor, Gurgaon is the Millennium City, with its sleek malls, sky-scraping condominiums, safe and gracious gated colonies, tenement housing, and life-changing jobs. For corporations, it is the Mecca of opportunity, as countless Fortune 500 companies have flocked to its business towers and parks, at once spacious, elegant and convenient for doing business. For its older residents, a more intriguing fate could not have befallen their small town. For the media it is the city that makes headlines, often for the wrong reasons - brawls in pubs, crimes against women, dubious real estate transactions, mega traffic jams. But Gurgaon's existence began as an obscure hamlet, and it has had several hoary incarnations before it acquired its present density, industry, wealth and civic fabric. It is this tangled tale, more thematic than chronological, that this book tells. Veena Talwar Oldenburg has been witness to Gurgaon's astonishing evolution for over twenty years. This volume is the first ever rigorously researched narrative of the city's making that speaks to readers of modern history, audiences compelled by Gurgaon's bewildering growth and the very people who made it their home - now and for generations to come.
650 0 _aCity planning
651 0 _aGurgaon (India)
_xPolitics and government.
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