As the Sardar Sarovar dam reaches completion,
submergence is a stark reality for the Bhilala adivasis in the Narmada valley.
In this edition, the author revisits Anjanvara, her field of enquiry, to tell
readers the poignant tale of the death of a river and the displacement of a
people. This book will interest students of sociology, cultural anthropology,
development studies, and environmental politics.
About the Author:
Baviskar is the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellow at the University of California,
Excerpts from Review:
'This book is a moving and
well-documented account of the struggle of the NBA, from the perspective of the
- Nivedita Menon, Book Review
book] propagates the need for critical reflectivity and the construction of
knowledge through intersubjectivity.'
- Sujata Pate, Biblio
challenges the notion of an innate conservationist ethic shared by tribals and
other forest dwellers; analyses the role of researchers compounded by the
dilemmas of activism; and explores the complexities of movements which fight for
- Nandini Sundar, Indian Economic and Social
'Amita Baviskar provides what might well be the most
succinct and unreluctantly partisan summary of the Sardar Sarovar Project.'
Krishna Raj, Economic and Political Weekly
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