This book is part of the Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology series that brings together scholarly writings on important themes in sociology and social anthropology. Urban Studies deals with the sociological study of the Indian city and Urbanism. It draws from some of the most influential studies conducted on Indian cities--Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. It includes conceptual pieces on the making of the urban in India. Aspects of city life--planning, building, industry, trading, migration and health--are treated thematically, along with aspects of mass culture including films and the arts. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of urban sociology as well as policy planners, economic sociologists, culture studies scholars and activists.