Publications

Simulating the “city of joy”: state choreography and the re-appropriation of public spaces in Kolkata Taylor & Francis Online, Urban Geography, Volume 43 Issue 1, Routledge. April 2022 Videos of what seems like enforced and orchestrated solidarity, performed by celebrities from the film industry in Kolkata, each scene blending into another, each upper-class urban home-space resembling the other, each envisioning a brighter future, rendering the same song in multiple voices, with metaphors of cities smiling again, circulated through social media are problematic in the erasures of particularities, “of the presence…