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Coal for national development in India: Transforming landscapes and social relations in the quest for energy security

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala


In India, coal is much more than just a fossil fuel, a mere commodity in the nation�s power supply. I have previously argued that coal is seen as key to the country�s sovereignty as a nation-state; is equivalent to modernity; and is crucial for an energy secure future for India (Lahiri-Dutt 2014a). At the same time, mining was arguably the earliest (and possibly the key) agent of transformation of landscapes and social relations in the coal-bearing regions of the country. As it charts new...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Industrializing Rural India: Land, policy and resistance
DOI: .4324/9781315676678


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