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Industrial Development and Displacement
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Industrial Development and Displacement
The People of Korba

First Edition


April 2009 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
`This is among the most important books in recent Indian literature and scholarship on involuntary resettlement. MARG's researchers have collectively produced a compeling, in-depth, and lively social account that must be read by many. The book is replete with unexpected questions and fresh ideas on many issues and unsolved problems in resettlement practice' - Professor Michael M Cernea, World Bank

The issues of people being forced to abandon their homelands is a matter of global concern. In India, the displacement of local inhabitants due to large development projects such as big dams, has received a fair amount of attention both from activists, researchers and the media. However the nature and consequences of displacement caused by urban development or by the development of industrial clusters is an area that has so far received scant attention.

This significant book is based on intensive fieldwork in Korba, a little known multi-project industrial area in Chhattisgarh. It describes the impact of piecemeal industrial development, and its consequent environmental degradation, on the lives of the original inhabitants of the region.

 
Introduction
 
People's Voices
 
Demographic Changes in Korba
 
The Changing Family
 
Economic Change
 
Changes of Infrastructure
 
Development and Environment
 
Locating Gender
 
Agitation
 
Alternative Strategies
Some Loud Thinking  

'This is among the most important books in recent Indian literature and scholarship on involuntary resettlement. The book is replete with unexpected questions and fresh ideas on many issues and unsolved problems in resettlement practice' - Professor Michael M Cernea, World Bank

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