Book Ahmedabad: A City in the World: Amrita Shah
Book Ahmedabad: A City in the World authored by Amrita Shah was released 28 May 2015. The book is a biography of India's seventh-largest city Ahmedabad and its all too frequent complicity in communal violence.
The author in the book has described the six-hundred year old former textile town in Kaka-style development and sketches Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle against British rule.
The book is the story of roadmaps and rivers, kings and kingmakers, merchants and savants; of Dalit labourers and women bootleggers, displaced Muslims and a euphoric middle class. It is also the incredible story of hope and vulnerability at the heart of a metropolis.
Amrita Shah has been a columnist and contributing editor with the Indian Express and was the founding editor of Elle India. She has also written Biography of Vikram Sarabhai in 2007.
She received fellowships from the New India Foundation, the Homi Bhabha Fellowships Council and Fulbright to write Ahmedabad: A City in the World.
At present, she is a visiting faculty at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
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When: 28 May 2015
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