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The Impact of Development on the Environment and Human Rights

A Study of Three Indian Projects

Author(s): Arya Priya

Book Description

This book looks into the developmental policies that have been followed in India since independence and their impact on both the environment and human rights. It also explores some of the major theoretical discourses, and debates these topics and the responses large-scale developmental projects in India have elicited from marginalized sections of society. The book presents a synoptic view of how sustainable development in India may be attained, focusing on three controversial Indian developmental projects, namely the Narmada River Valley project, bauxite mining by Vedanta Resources in Orissa and Kudankulam nuclear power plant, taking these cases as representative of large-scale developmental projects laid out in India.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3132-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3132-5
Date of Publication: 01/06/2019
Pages / Size: 175 / A5
Price: £61.99


Arya Priya is pursuing his PhD in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, having obtained his MA and MPhil in Sociology from the same institution. His recent publications include “Phenomenological Social Research: Some Observations from the Field” in Qualitative Research Journal, “Grounded Theory as a Strategy of Qualitative Research: An Attempt at Demystifying its Intricacies” in Sociological Bulletin, and “Ethnicity in Post-Independent India: A Sociological Perspective on its Causes and Manifestations” in IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.