Of Public Spaces and Later-life Amity in Urban India: Gerontological Musings in Pandemic Times


  • Tannistha Samanta Department of Sociology Flame University Pune district





Author Biography

Tannistha Samanta, Department of Sociology Flame University Pune district

Associate Professor 


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