Stock Image

Narmada Dammed: An Inquiry into the Politics of Development

Dilip D'Souza

8 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0143028650 / ISBN 13: 9780143028659
Published by Penguin, 2002
Condition: Good Soft cover
From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 14, 2015 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 90.80 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0143028650

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Narmada Dammed: An Inquiry into the Politics...

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

About this title


Are dam s political symbols?

With its 18 October 2000 judgment, the Supreme Court allowed construction to resume on the Sardar Sarovar dam. But controversy still rages around the dam and any chance of debate between the widely differing opinions on it is drowned in angry rhetoric. Where does that leave the common man in the affected states, or even elsewhere in the country? Seeking answers, activist and journalist Dilip D Souza searches beyond polemics for an understanding of the Narmada project.

Analysing documents put out by the dam authorities themselves; the author builds his simple thesis--that regardless of conflicting feelings on the dam, the way it has been conceived and is being built should be a matter of grave, general concern. He finds a pervasive haziness in the way key issues recurring in this material are addressed the statements of aims (the lifeline of Kutch and Saurashtra the numbers of people displaced, the benefits claimed for the dam. Besides, there are innumerable contradictions in the figures presented. Further, D Souza s first-hand experiences among affected people only underline this gap between paper and fact, and the inescapable conclusion he reaches is that dams are being built less for solving the problems of water, floods and power, and more for the sake of politics.

Such findings in themselves, besides the alternative strategies described, constitute the strongest case against dams like the Sardar Sarovar. Passionate and incisive, this book becomes a searing indictment of the type of development we have pursued since Independence.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Buy with confidence. Excellent customer service. 30 day return policy.

Books Express LLC
1465 Woodbury Ave
Portsmouth NH 03801

Shipping Terms:

Standard and expedited shipping options include shipping and handling costs. Default shipping is by USPS Media Mail and frequently USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground is used. Books should arrive within 10-14 business days for expedited shipping, and 20-30 business days for standard shipping. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 30 days for delivery.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment)