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Delhi: <i>Acropolis to Metropolis and the Nature of Policing</i>

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780198075950
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0002
Delhi: Acropolis to Metropolis and the Nature of Policing

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This chapter looks at the transition of Delhi from an acropolis to a metropolis. It studies the trend of urbanization and notes that the first indications of urbanization and expansion of Delhi manifested after the 1857 Revolt. This section presents several graphs and tables that summarize the data on the total area size of Delhi, urbanization trend, population growth, and population variation. The discussion then proceeds to the issue of migration, specifically the forced and the normal migration. A description of the Delhi Metropolitan Area in relation to migration is also provided. The latter half of the chapter throws light on the urbanization and changing dimensions of policing. It looks at several important specialized units of the police, including the crime branch, the economic offences wing, the narcotics and crime prevention cell, the VIP security unit, and the traffic police.

Keywords: urbanization; Delhi; 1857 Revolt; migration; forced and normal migration; Delhi Metropolitan Area; specialized units; police; acropolis

Chapter.  8730 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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