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Safe and Sound: Searching for a "Good Environment" in Abul Fazl Enclave, Delhi

Laurent Gayer

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This chapter aims to understand the history and politics of this peculiar Muslim locality through its residents' search for a "good environment" (achha mahaul), a common trend among Delhi's middle-class Muslims. However, as ubiquitous as it may be, this quest for a "proper" social and physical environment takes various declinations from one individual to another and may be addressing ecological, moral, or security concerns, all imperfectly conveyed by notions of "ghettoisation" or "self-segregation".
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hal-03417517 , version 1 (05-11-2021)

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Laurent Gayer. Safe and Sound: Searching for a "Good Environment" in Abul Fazl Enclave, Delhi. Muslims in Indian cities: trajectories of marginalisation, Columbia University Press; Hurst Publishers, pp.213 - 236, 2012, 9780231703086. ⟨hal-03417517⟩
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