Torn In Two: The Tale of Two Bangalores Competing Discourses of Globalization and Localization in India's Informational City


  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, India


In the 1980s, the city of Bangalore was shaken from a slumberous existence into a startled realization of its new-found destiny as a metropolis and the 'city of the future'. In the five decades since Independence, this small and unremarkable town metamorphosed into an internationally known boom town, overtook Mysore as the urbs prima of the Karnataka region, and outdistanced its neighbours in Chennai and Hyderabad. No other contemporary Indian city allows us to track the passage from small town to metropolitan status within a few decades as well as does Bangalore (Nair J., 2005).


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