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by Arundhati Roy

Article on Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project.
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ISBN: 8173101213
ISBN13: 978-8173101212
Category: No category
Author: Arundhati Roy
Language: English
Publisher: India Book Distributor (Bombay) Ltd (1999)
Pages: 76 pages
ePUB size: 1685 kb
FB2 size: 1421 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 210
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The complex indian "democracy" explained very well. Usual disregard for poor dalits and tribal people in these vastly obscene power structures and polarized societies is shown with chilling effects.

The ecological and social catastophic affects of building Dams are presented with emperical evidences with some emotional side of conserving the intangible which will be submerged or lost forever.

Being a fiction writer Arundhati had that creative touch with which she brings out that disturbing human suffering of millions of poor people whose lives are being lost in every sense due to such gigantic projects which crushes everything in their path.

Worth a read to understand how lack of research on projects of such mammoth proportions can cause so much damage to eco systems and in turn to people.
It is rare to find such a beautifull combination of prose and protest. The subject is the construction of dams on rivers in India and the effect they have on the people and enviroment. Sounds dry, i know, but Roy magically turns this into a touching living story.
This is a very short book, but a very important one. It speaks about things far beyond it's obvious subject, showing the opression of the single by the goverment and role we have in stopping this maddness.
The author uses the power of her language beautifully to potray the problems associated with Dams. Though she claims NOT to be a city-basher, if one goes by the text of the book, she does seem one. For every "statistic" she has mentioned in the book, there could be an "anti-statistic". If what she claims is true, then Land which is covered under an irrigation project as a result of a Dam is doomed. The Narmada dam which is one of the main targets in the book when ready is bound to solve the drought problem if and when ready. While one has to agree with the facts mentioned by her, it is ridiculous to take such an extremistic view of Dams.