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A huge percentage of the displaced are tribal people (57.6% in the case of the
Sardar Sarovar dam).18 Include Dalits and the figure becomes obscene.
According to the Commissioner for Scheduled Castes and Tribes it's about 60%.
19 If you ...
19 If you consider that tribal people account for only 8%, and Dalits another 15%,
of India's population, it opens up a whole other dimension to the story. The ethnic
'otherness' of their victims takes some of the pressure off the Nation Builders.
Landless people, (predominandy tribal people and Dalits) have traditionally
cultivated rice, melons, cucumbers and gourds on the rich, shallow silt banks the
river leaves when it recedes in the dry months. Every now and then, the
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A paradigm developmental tale, which shows that how someone has to defoliate,for others to survive.An unequivocal obstinate struggle of the poor against the primacy of hegemony. Unravels scads of ... Read full review