Adam Morton has penned a great review of my book on the Narmada Valley anti-dam movement, published by Routledge in 2010.

DIPRDispossession and Resistance in India is also a salutary and unrivalled exemplar of engaged ethnographic research into the collective capacity of social movements from below to challenge the trajectory of state development strategies shaped by India’s dominant proprietary classes, or social movements from above. Alf Nilsen delivers an absolute gem of a book that is in a league of its own in revealing the dialectic of social movements from below (in the form of subaltern agents) and social movements from above (in the form of capitalist classes) in shaping the state formation and political economy of the Narmada Valley and India more generally.”

You can read the full review on Adam’s blog:

A South Asian paperback version of the book is currently available from Akaar Books.


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