Exploring identity and space through the study of housing rental market in Delhi

Lone, Asaf Ali (2020) Exploring identity and space through the study of housing rental market in Delhi. In: City and the Region: Conference Proceedings 2019, February 22, 2019, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru, India.

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A story that became a common trope during my fieldwork while talking to brokers in Munirka who are mostly Jats was about how Munirka is being overtaken by people from Northeast or ‘Manipuris’. A common trait in this story was the street inside Munirka village known by many names by the residents. But the name ‘airport’ was the most sensational one for brokers of all the names. The Jat brokers used to say they (people from Northeast or Manipuris) have named this chowk as ‘airport’ putting an emphasis on the changing nature of the space. How they are overcrowding the place and occupying it with their presence which means an overt presence of them. It is interesting to note at the same time ‘airport’ which is known as the Babulal Chowk otherwise, has most of the tenants from northeast living there. The street starts from Anupam restaurant located towards the Palam Flyover side and ends inside the Munirka Village at Babu Lal Chowk has most of the shops and buildings rented by the Northeastern community. The Jat brokers signified at the same time a loss of connection with the space where people from Northeast have established themselves inside the village.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Housing rental-Delhi | Jat brokers | Munirka village
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Human Factors and Ergonomics
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Urban Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 09:02
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 09:02
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.24943/9789387315648
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/1993


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