HIST BC3830 Bombay/Mumbai and Its Urban Imaginaries. 4 points.
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 15. Preregistration required.
Explores the intersections between imagining and materiality in Bombay/Mumbai from its colonial beginnings to the present. Housing, slums, neighborhoods, streets, public culture, contestation, and riots are examined through film, architecture, fiction, history and theory. It is an introduction to the city; and to the imaginative enterprise in history.