Displacement of Urban Middle Class Experience from the City of Joy

Author Name

Atanu Bose

Author Address

Ph.D. Scholar (Registration no. 725 dated 18.12.2014), Department of Political Science with Rural Administration,Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, Mob: 9932052264 / Email: [email protected]


Development, Middle class, Displacement, Resettlement`


Though Kolkata stated as the city of joy, but from a long past, it emerged as totally opposite . Development, industrialization, urbanization, migration, better access to modern facilities and life style etc influence people to migrate into mega cities, Kolkata is one of the example. In the mean time due to creation of military installation, airport and its expansion, industrial plants, weapon testing grounds, railways, road development, urban development projects, conservation projects etc, middle and lower middle class people of Kolkata face such forced displacement in the name of development are often helpless, suppressed by the power and laws of nations. Like other mega cities Kolkata also face another problem at the time of rehabilitate and resettle the dislocated people at the different part of the city. Present work is concentrate to understand how the displacement procedure had been done? What kind of problem dislocated people face? Can given compensation fulfill their requirement ?


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