In the Belly of the River: Tribal Conflicts over Development in the Narmada Valley / Edition 2

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As the Sardar Sarovar dam reaches completion, submergence is a stark reality for the Bhilala adivasis in the Narmada valley. In this edition, the author revisits Anjanvara, her field of enquiry, to tell readers the poignant tale of the death of a river and the displacement of a people. This book will interest students of sociology, cultural anthropology, development studies, and environmental politics.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 National development, poverty and the environment 19
3 A history of Adivasi-state relations 49
4 Bhilalas : caste or tribe? 85
5 Community and the politics of honour 106
6 Economy and ecology 136
7 'In the belly of the river' : nature and ideology 160
8 The politics of the Sangath 175
9 The politics of the Andolan 197
10 Conclusions 229
App. 1 Trees in the forest around Anjanvara and their uses 281
App. 2 Gayana - the Bhilala song of creation 284
A glossary of Hindi and Bhilai words 295
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