Persis Taraporevala


Persis Taraporevala contributed to the 2013 This Is Not A Gateway Festival. 

Persis Taraporevala contributed the essay 'Creating Subjects: Citizenship in a Private City' in Critical Cities 3.


 Persis Taraporevala at the This Is Not A Gateway Festival 2013. Photograph by Rehan Jamil 

Persis Taraporevala at the This Is Not A Gateway Festival 2013. Photograph by Rehan Jamil 


BIOGRAPHY

"Persis Taraporevala currently resides in New Delhi, where she works on issues of conservation and the rights of indigenous peoples and forest dwellers. She has completed an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford and is deeply interested in issues of governance and rights."


 Image of Lavasa, India by  Sugu1067  

Image of Lavasa, India by Sugu1067 


 Image of Lavasa, India by  Rahul Chhiber

Image of Lavasa, India by Rahul Chhiber


From the This Is Not A Gateway Festival 2013 Programme 

Creating Subjects: A Study of a Private City  

Persis Taraporevala

27 Sunday January 2013

 11:00AM – 12:00PM

"A study of ‘private cities’ in India, where corporate entities take on the role of the State in the arena of urban governance, and subsequently disenfranchise local populations. The discussion will explore the legal processes that were utilised by the State and corporate houses to create private cities; how a private city functions; how do private cities affect the role and status of citizenship witin the larger built environment and; how is the changed ethos of citizenship connected to the changes within the larger political economy of India? "


Lavasa marketing film from 'Lavasa Community'. 


Visit the archive to access: 

A biography of Persis Taraporevala

Festival programme information - date, time, registration names etc 

Personal reflection from Persis about her This Is Not A Gateway experience

Essay in Critical Cities Book Series