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Voices of Displaced 1

Kuntala, Lahiri-Dutt


The demand for energy has led to a rapid increase in coal production, and the impact of coal mining in changing the environmental and social landscapes has been spectacular in eastern India. This ‘kingdom of coal’—a blighted & scarred landscape devoid of any shades of green unforeseen in tribal-dominated tracts - has come into existence at tremendous human costs. Expanding coal mines have pauperised thousands, so far unparalled in the world.; Indigenous communities, or tribals, are being displaced by large scale open-cut coal mines in Jharkhand in eastern India. We took their 'oral testimony' during 2001-2002, and revisited these indiviuals after ten years to find out how they are doing now. The main purpose was to see how they fared after giving up their land,whether they received adequate compensation, and how their lives have changed in the intervening years. In this video you will see them talk about their past, present and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Creative work


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