Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India
By Llerena Guiu Searle ’99. University of Chicago Press, September 2016. Available on Amazon. Over the past few decades, India has experienced a sudden and spectacular urban transformation. Gleaming business complexes encroach on fields and villages. Giant condominium communities offer gated security, indoor gyms, and pristine pools. Spacious, air-conditioned malls have sprung up alongside open-air markets. In Landscapes of Accumulation, Llerena Guiu Searle examines India’s booming developments and offers a nuanced ethnographic treatment of late capitalism.