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.