ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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In the Spaces of Erasure

The people's struggle to save the Narmada, a river to which their lives are inextricably linked has been waged on two interrelated fronts. It has seen a 'war of words' that has included their songs, poems as well as detailed research and analysis on the impacts dams have and sustainable development alternatives. Their struggle is also a material one they struggle to protect their subsistence livelihoods and their cultures against exploitation and erasure. Their tactics involve diverse methods of non-violent action and encompass repertoires of resistance - demonstrations, fasts, and the ultimate tactic of Jal Samarpan.

Have you seen with your own eyesthe silver sparkle of the Narmada?That Narmada which shines in the children’seyesThat Narmada which shines with the milky white galaxyThat Narmada which shines with the light of the moon and the stars

– From Annara Vinnara

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