Commercial Geography of A Metropolitan City: Spatial Structure of Retailing in Bombay

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  • Author :Tapati Mukhopadhyay
  • Year of Publication :1995
  • ISBN: :9788170225645
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 278
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics, Geography

About the Book :

The study examines the nature of temporal and spatial growth of retailing trade in Greater Bombay, in mutual relation to the demographic and functional growth of the city in general and in relation to commercial activity in particular. It examines and evaluates the nature and intensity of spatial organisation of the retail trading activity of Greater Bombay to analyse the spatial differentiation and specialization of retailing function and to search for an explanation, as related to the wholesaling function, and other specific urban parameters such as commuting pattern and residential functions. The author has also tried to identify the intra-urban retailing hierarchy, if any, and its spatial characteristics, and examine the relationship obtaining between retailing function and socio-economic correlates of the consuming population and to draw valid empirical inferences of urban retailing characteristics that can be tested in similar Indian urban situation leading to worthwhile generations.

About Author :

Tapati Mukhopadhyay is Reader in Geography in Siddharth College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bombay and Recognised Postgraduate Teacher and Ph.D. Guide in Geography, University of Bombay. As a serious researcher, she is involved in several research projects. She is Director of a research project on pattern of wholesaling in Bombay, sponsored by the Indian Council of social Science research and is co-investigator of a project on Indigenous Tradition of Indian Navigation, sponsored by "Council of Scientific and Industrial Research". She is also a Member, Executive Committee Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA) and Chairperson of the INCA Commission to study the status of Cartographic Education at Schools. She has been a Member, Advisory Committee on Coastal Management Regulation, Govt. of Maharashtra. Recently, she has been selected a Member of the Senate, University of Bombay.