Urban India has been in transition for centuries but, perhaps, never more so than since the last decade of the twentieth century when the national economy was opened wide to international trade and competition. Indian Cities in Transition seeks to understand the nature of change that Indian cities are undergoing from a multidisciplinary perspective. There are seventeen essays in the volume encompassing the work of urban planners, geographers, demographers, social anthropologists, economists and political scientists. They examine the processes of demographic, environmental, economic, political and social change and their impact on Indian cities. Based on different aspects of change, the articles are categorised under five sub-themes: globalisation and urban restructuring; environmental impacts of liberalisation; economic dimensions of the post-1990s reforms; political economy of change in the planning and management of Indian cities; and, liberalisation and its micro-level impacts.