Limits Extension Anniversary

Saturday, April 16, 2016

5:00pm onwards

R & R 
Lallubhai Compound 

With contributions by: Simpreet Singh, Nisha Kundar, Ashok Sukumaran, Hussain Indorewala, Vidyadhar Date, and others. 

On 15th April 1950 the Bombay Municipal (Extension of Limits) Act was brought in force which extended the boundary of Bombay Island city to include areas upto Jogeshwari and Bhandup. These areas earlier constituted Bombay Suburbs and were governed by Borough Municipalities, Notified Area Committees and Village Panchayats which were dissolved and brought under the Municipal Corporation of Bombay. In a dissenting opinion against this Act, Chunilal Barfivala wrote that it was a "wholesale annexation of vast area, abolition of suburban civic units and ruthless sacrifice of the corporate life of the annexed communities" and was designed to "remove all undesirable things to the outskirts of the city", among which is mentioned: manufacturing candles, casting metals, making cow dung cakes, soap making, tar melting, cattle stables, slaughter houses, blood boiling, bone crushing...

These debates, and the reasons given for the limit extension: de-congestion of Bombay, better administration, extending of civic services to Suburbs in exchange for city taxes, and control of crime -- still resonate in present times.

For this occasion, an open discussion and mini-exhibition of maps and documents is being held at R and R, to revisit: the city from the perspective of the suburbs of various kinds; Tadipaar-  discourse of crime in spatial expansion; maps pre and post limit extension; the splitting into two of Majas Village, the contemporary example of villages of Vasai-Virar which recently resisted a similar extension; and other shared observations with an aim of exploring limits of extension and extension of limits.


Gallery: Limits Extension Anniversary
R & R

A space we built and run with others, located in the R and R colony of Lallubhai Compound, Mumbai.

Archive Building

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at R and R
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