Introduction: Urban Utopias—Excess and Expulsion in Neoliberal India and Sri Lanka

  • Tereza Kuldova
  • Mathew A. Varghese
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology book series (PSUA)


In the introduction, the editors present briefly all the chapters collected within the volume, as well as the main rationale behind this book. Particular focus is placed on how the chapters relate to each other and talk to each other, in order to enable the readers to follow the connections and parallels across different sites and cases. As such the introduction encourages the readers to read the chapters together and in relation to each other, through each other, and in juxtaposition to each other. Focus is placed on introducing the multiple materializations of utopias in India and Sri Lanka and the ways in which they relate to real-life exclusions, expulsions, and excesses.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tereza Kuldova
    • 1
  • Mathew A. Varghese
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Archaeology, Conservation and HistoryUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceMaharajas CollegeErnakulamIndia

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