Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



Mohammad A. Qadeer. Urban Development in the Third World: Internal Dynamics of Lahore, Pakistan. New York: Praeger. 1983. xivx + 282 pp.

Anyone who likes to analyse the world in terms of comparative statics would , in Ihe light of this book’s contents. find his approach erroneous as the book leaves no doubt in the reader’s mind that only by unfolding the forces of dynamics can one grasp some reality underlying any change. The author, who grew up in the walled city of Lahore, has, with a beautiful combination of his personal experiences and theorising ability, produced a remarkable study of the intricate processes which may have shaped the existing physical and socio-economic structures of the city.

Faiz Mohammad

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