By Alf Gunvald Nilsen
This ebook bargains with the controversies on developmental elements of enormous dams, with a selected concentrate on the Narmada Valley initiatives in India. in accordance with huge ethnographic fieldwork and learn, the writer attracts on Marxist thought to craft an in depth research of ways neighborhood calls for for resettlement and rehabilitation have been reworked right into a radical anti-dam crusade associated with nationwide and transnational stream networks.
The ebook explains the Narmada clash and addresses how the construction of the anti-dam crusade used to be lively by means of tactics of collective studying, how activists prolonged the spatial scope in their fight by way of development networks of cohesion with transnational advocacy teams, and the way it truly is embedded in and formed by way of a much broader box of strength of capitalist improvement at nationwide and transnational scales. The research emphasizes how the Narmada dam venture is expounded to nationwide and worldwide procedures of capitalist improvement, and relates the Narmada Valley flow to modern renowned struggles opposed to dispossession in India and past.
Conclusions drawn from the resistance to the Narmada dams should be utilized to social routine in different components of the worldwide South, the place everyone is suffering opposed to dispossession in a context of neoliberal restructuring. As such, this booklet can have relevance for individuals with an curiosity in South Asian reports, Indian politics and improvement Studies.