The Crisis and Revanchist Resource Extraction

It is increasingly apparent that India is in the midst of an economic crisis. Most sectors are on a downward trajectory, the Rupee is in free-fall, and inflation has never really been adequately controlled despite government assurances. So much is clear from TV discussions and opeds in the last fortnight. It is, we are told,…

The Socio-Environmental Politics of Mining in India

Published online here. The brutal murder of police officer Narendra Kumar Singh by minions of a mining mafia in the Morena District of Madhya Pradesh has brought the issue of mining and its entanglements with power firmly into the spotlight once more. In fact, barely a week passes before mining makes the headlines of Indian newspapers on matters…