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The unanticipated city: shifting urban landscapes and the politics of spectacle in Chennai.
Roos Gerritsen, Institute of Cultural Anthropology, Leiden University. Mural dedicated to the political party DMDK. The man pointing his finger is the leader of the party and a well-known Tamil movie star. (Chennai 2009) The streets of the South Indian city of Chennai have for years been used as the canvas of political competition. Until…