Bangalore Lake story: reflections on the spirit of a place

Meera Baindur

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    This article is based on an ethnographic case study conducted during a small project on the public-private development of lakes in Bangalore. Using conceptualizations of place and implacement as developed by scholars such as Casey and Anderson, this article unpacks the relationship between sociopolitical processes and modification of landscape during the implementation of a public-private partnership lake development project of Hebbal Lake. The disappearance of designated places along the lakeshore that are accessible to different users tends to favor a monoculture of consumer experiences, which can be seen as a hidden form of displacement of other users. I suggest that by physically modifying the "places" on the lakeshore that once supported multiple human-geographical interactions, certain people can experience displacement even if they are allowed to access the lake.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32-56
    Number of pages25
    JournalJournal of Cultural Geography
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 01-2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Cultural Studies


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