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Hybrid Bazaar Space: Colonialization, Globalization, and Traditional Space in Barabazaar, Calcutta, India

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Martin Beattie



This article uses Mikhail Bakhtin and Homi K. Bhabha’s notions of hybridity as an interpretive tool in a ‘traditional’ market area situated to the north of the centre of Kolkata (Calcutta), called Barabazaar. More specifically, I study the changing effects of colonialisation and globalisation on a small group of ‘Marwari’ paper traders in an area at the southern end of Barabazaar, called China Bazaar. In conclusion, I attempt to define a concept of hybrid space that understands the overlapping geographies, both indigenous and foreign, that were and are constantly negotiated.

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Author(s): Beattie M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Architectural Education

Year: 2008

Volume: 61

Issue: 3

Pages: 45-55

Print publication date: 01/01/2008

Date deposited: 18/04/2008

ISSN (print): 1046-4883

ISSN (electronic): 1531-314X

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


DOI: 10.1111/j.1531-314X.2007.00168.x


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