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Delhi: <i>A Unique Metropolis</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/9780198075950.003.0003
Delhi: A Unique Metropolis

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This chapter focuses on the characteristics that make Delhi a unique metropolis. It is contributed to Delhi’s geographical location and political importance, although there are some urban peculiarities that can be attributed as well. This chapter brings to light the uniqueness of Delhi, which can be clearly understood in three levels: administration, policing, and social structure. The discussion begins by identifying Louis Wirth’s propositions about city life and the urban peculiarities of Delhi. This is followed by a section on the administration of Delhi, which has been going through several changes along with the changing of rulers. The chapter ends with a detailed summary of some peculiar responsibilities of policing; these are considered peculiar due to their differences with the policing responsibilities of other union territories and states.

Keywords: metropolis; urban peculiarities; Louis Wirth; propositions on city life; Delhi administration; policing responsibilities

Chapter.  6428 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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