Residential Segregation Patterns in Indian Metros

17 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2019

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Naveen Bharathi

Harvard University

Deepak V. Malghan

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore

Andaleeb Rahman

Cornell University

Date Written: April 24, 2019

Abstract

We present the first ever neighbourhood-scale portrait of caste-based residential segregation in Indian cities. Using 2011 enumeration block (EB) level census data for five major cities in India – Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai – we show how patterns of caste-based urban residential segregation operate in contemporary India. We also present the first visual snapshot of caste-based residential segregation in an Indian city using georeferenced EB level data for Bengaluru.

Keywords: Caste Segregation; Residential Segregation; Geo-coded Enumeration Block; Indian National Census

Suggested Citation

Bharathi, Naveen and Malghan, Deepak V. and Rahman, Andaleeb, Residential Segregation Patterns in Indian Metros (April 24, 2019). IIM Bangalore Research Paper No. 587 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3377267 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3377267

Naveen Bharathi (Contact Author)

Harvard University ( email )

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Deepak V. Malghan

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore ( email )

Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560076
India

Andaleeb Rahman

Cornell University ( email )

Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

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