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Approaches to Human Geography is the essential student primer on theory and practice in Human Geography. It is a systematic review of the key ideas and debates informing post-war geography, explaining how those ideas work in practice. Avoiding jargon - while attentive to the rigor and complexity of the ideas that underlie geographic knowledge – the text is written for students who have not met philosophical or theoretical approaches before. This is a beginning guide to geographic research and practice.
Chapter 19: Local and Global
Local and Global
Rumor has it that Kothi Sahji, the grand eighteenth-century house where I grew up in the old city of Lucknow – and where the warrior Begum Hazrat Mahal took shelter at the time of the Indian revolt against the British – was constructed from the building materials stolen from the Asaf-ud-daula Imambara. My grandfather, who was to become an eminent Hindi novelist by the time of my birth, started renting this kothi located in the historic neighborhood of Chowk for 100 rupees in 1958. It was in this kothi, in the narrow, bustling lanes surrounding the kothi, and in the manner in which the rest of the world related to those lanes and the kothi, that my first and most ...