Review Of ' Twilight Of Mills '

1029 WordsMay 24, 20165 Pages
Twilight of Mills Post the strike the land on which the mills stood became prized possessions to acquire, where space was a concern. It only drew the attention of one and all who wanted to show their power and claim the city. The mill lands thus became like the land in the game of Monopoly. Today and the years to come, Mumbai will be seen as the Monopoly City. The elite classes especially, find it prestigious to have property in the city. As of today having an apartment or even land in the city is considered as a status symbol. The day is not far when the heritage of Mumbai will disappear and be replaced by luxury spaces developed and under the control of the elite class. If one drives or even walks through the Girangaon area, the…show more content…
The growth is in the form of appurtenant and service industry which is expected to lead to the ‘Globalization’ of Bombay. Currently, it is unnecessary to pinpoint what or who has been responsible for the decline of the industry. In spite of the fact that the competition today has become more stronger due to aspects such as cost of raw materials and transportation along with fuel, taxation and policies. And all this has been post the Strike in terms of the powerlooms. It needs to be understood that this is a case observed worldwide, but even so the conditions especially in Mumbai are different as compared to the ones in Manchester or Lowell. The existence of such a vast market needs to be the reason for the industry to flourish. Knowing very well all these aspects the mill owners and the state are thoroughly convinced that the only source for earning enormous profits is through the surplus mill lands. The changing landscape of Bombay is considered as a shift in the political economy of Bombay away from the industrial time zone marked by mills, chawls and chimneys of mills into a post-industrial highly service centered economy. Here, Bombay is seen to serve as a center for the global economy of the country. A place for international finance, trade and commerce, a new knowledge based and highly skilled economy more like the movement of the
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