KRVIA Encounters

Amita Bhide

This talk examined the concept of structural violence through the lens of slum redevelopment policies in Mumbai.


Dr. Amita Bhide, currently works as a Professor in the Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, School of Habitat Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has a master’s degree in Social Work and a Phd in Sociology from Mumbai University. She has been engaged in teaching at the TISS for over twenty-eight years. She has been deeply involved in issues related to urban poor communities, community organization, housing rights movements and advocacy groups and has undertaken research projects linked to these subjects. She is the recipient of the Inaugural fellowship of the India China Institute on New School University, New York from 2006-08. She is currently a member of the High Level Committee on Urban Planning, Capacity Building of the Government of India.
Professor Bhide’s recent work at the School of Habitat Studies has been on urban governance reforms, housing, informality, water- sanitation and land issues. Participatory, engendered local governance is a key area of her interest.