It did not stop the dam, but is it a failure? Lessons from India's Narmada Movement
People’s movements have been challenging destructive infrastructure and industrial projects across the world, for decades. Ever since the unholy god of economic growth has seduced nearly every country, plain old colonial forms of landgrab and ‘accumulation by dispossession’ have changed garb, now coming in the disguise of ‘development’ that is supposedly for everyone’s good. But at thousands of sites, people whose lands and resources are being taken away for mining, expressways, industries, power stations, urban expansion, airports, sports complexes and the like, have and continue to protest and resist.