Once Upon a City - Stories of citizen action in an Indian megacity

  • ₹ 300.00

About the Book: This book is about citizen action – people doing things to make their city work better, while at the same time continuing with their normal work and personal lives. The experiences of a group of people over a 30-year period are narrated as short stories to describe the issues they dealt with, the methods they used and the results they were able to achieve…or that eluded them. The authors’ hope in sharing these stories is that cities elsewhere having to cope with the problems of urbanisation and growth will see similar efforts by citizens getting involved in making our urban systems work better. Sustainable solutions to urban problems need sustained citizen involvement. The setting for these stories is Calcutta, India, but the experiences could have been in any large city.


  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2022)
  • Author: Bonani Kakkar, Pradeep Kakkar
  • ISBN-13: 9781636405070
  • Product Dimensions:  5.5 x 1 x 8.5 Inches

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