Loading Events

Cities in Turmoil: The 1960s in India/Indonesia

Gyan Prakash, History; Michael Laffan, History

December 5, 2018 · 4:30 pm · Betts Auditorium

Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism; Humanities Council

By the mid-1960s, crises gripped the ruling regimes throughout South and Southeast Asia. The postcolonial promise, articulated at the end of WWII and the retreat of European empires, began to come apart under the pressures of popular unrest, social and political cleavages, and the Cold War realities. Cities became stages for violent turmoil. This talk charts the historical roots of urban tumult in India and Indonesia.

This event is part of the 1968/2018 Cities on the Edge series, co-sponsored with the Humanities Council. The conversation is co-sponsored by the Center for Collaborative History.

Humanities Council Logo
Italian Studies Logo
American Studies Logo
Humanistic Studies Logo
Ancient World Logo
Canadian Studies Logo
ESC Logo
Journalism Logo
Linguistics Logo
Medieval Studies Logo
Renaissance Logo
Film Studies Logo