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Title:
INVISIBLE COMMUNITIES: A SOCIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF UNPLANNED SETTLEMENTS IN NEW DELHI

Authors:
Shubham Seth

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Shubham Seth
Apeejay School Faridabad, Sector 15, Urban Estate, Faridabad, Haryana, 121007

MLA 8
Seth, Shubham. "INVISIBLE COMMUNITIES: A SOCIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF UNPLANNED SETTLEMENTS IN NEW DELHI." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 12, Dec. 2018, pp. 6634-6641, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=466. Accessed Dec. 2018.
APA
Seth, S. (2018, December). INVISIBLE COMMUNITIES: A SOCIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF UNPLANNED SETTLEMENTS IN NEW DELHI. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(12), 6634-6641. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=466
Chicago
Seth, Shubham. "INVISIBLE COMMUNITIES: A SOCIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF UNPLANNED SETTLEMENTS IN NEW DELHI." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 12 (December 2018), 6634-6641. Accessed December, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=466.

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Abstract:
Slums have been in existence since the time of cities and their presence has long been documented in the literature (Booth, 1903). The word 'slum' has mainly been used to describe people living under substandard conditions and squalor. Indian cities, metropolitan hubs like Delhi in particular have some of the largest number of people living in slums. As Delhi grew into a modern capital city after Independence, with its irresistible economic, social, cultural and political opportunities, it became the chief centre of migrants, which led to the rise of unplanned settlements. This paper will provide a brief history of the rise of these settlements in Delhi, a sociology of its inhabitants, primary infrastructure issues, the role of administrative authorities and political agents, and will end with policy recommendations for governmental agencies and nonprofit organisations.