By Smriti Srinivas
City reports/ faith A wealthy research of what this Indian urban can let us know concerning the intersections of faith, civic existence, and international transformation. tested in the course of the 16th century, Bangalore has develop into in our day a middle for high-technology learn and creation, the recent "Silicon Valley" of India, with a metropolitan inhabitants imminent six million. it's also the positioning of the very hot annual functionality referred to as the "Karaga" devoted to Draupadi, the polyandrous spouse of the heroes of the pan-Indian epic of the Mahabharata. via her research of this functionality and its value for the experience of the civic in Bangalore, Smitri Srinivas exhibits how structures of locality and globality emerge from present cultural milieus and the way articulations of the city are modes of cultural self-invention tied to ancient, spatial, somatic, and formality practices. The ebook hightlights cultural practices embedded in urbanization, and strikes past economistic arguments approximately globalization or their reliance at the ecu polis or the yankee city as types. Drawing from city reports, sociology, anthropology, functionality reports, faith, and heritage, Srinivas's paintings significantly expands our realizing of ways the civic is built. Smriti Srinivas is assistant professor of comparative and cultural reviews of faith at Ohio nation college.