JMI and Sikkim University jointly brought out a book on urbanisation in North East India
New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) and Sikkim University have jointly brought out an edited book titled ‘Understanding Urbanisation in Northeast India: Issues and Challenges’.
The book, published in 2020 by the Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group), Oxon and New York, is edited jointly by Prof. M. Amarjeet Singh, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (CNESPR), JMI and Dr. Komol Singha, Department of Economics, Sikkim University, Gangtok.
The book basically discusses nature and patterns of urbanisation in India’s Northeast region and its impact on environment, infrastructure and socio-economic conditions of the region.
The book, consisting of 14 essays, broadly analyse the issues of frontier urbanism, urban
congestion, smart cities, vernacular architecture, street vending and urban water and waste management.
The book is an outcome of a seminar jointly organised in November 2018, by the Department of Economics, Sikkim University and the CNESPR, JMI at Sikkim University, Gangtok. The seminar was organised with a generous financial support from the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, and was well attended by the teachers, town-planners and students.
The editors of the compendium sincerely hope that the book will help, not only in understanding the trend and patters of urbanisation in the hill region, but also in developing a handbook of urban studies and its measures to tackle urban issues in India in general and the Northeast region in particular.