Mumbai After Terrorist Attacks

As Mumbai recovers from the recent terrorist attacks, social worker Katia Savchuk reflects on how cities can be resilient to terrorism.
December 1, 2008, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Civilizations find their most visible expression in cities, and iconic sites come to serve as symbols that define collective identity. Desecrating iconic sites like Mumbai's Taj Hotel is a way to destroy much more than lives or historic structures -- it is a way to attack the heart of the city and nation....Threatened or actual attacks on every mode of transportation – airplanes and airports, trains and railway stations, buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws -- seek to paralyze us...it is through reclamation of city space that people affirms their resilience in the face of terror."

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Published on Monday, December 1, 2008 in Where
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