Interrogating Political Society through Displacement and Vulnerability Risks through Comparative Case Studies in India

Nanda Kishor, M S (2016) Interrogating Political Society through Displacement and Vulnerability Risks through Comparative Case Studies in India. REFUGEE WATCH A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, 47. pp. 47-70. ISSN 2347-405X

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Abstract

Abstract: The plethora of development has superseded the social welfare of the humans in the form of coercive displacement and resettlement in India. It would not be embellishment if we say that historically there has been a breach of trust in the name of development. This article will shed light on historical blunders committed in the name of development, reflecting on displacement and impoverishment along with suppression of public opinion against displacement without proper resettlement. The abuse of the available law on displacement poses a threat to the largest democracy in the world as the nature of the phrase has not been changed much with required amendments done from time to time. Displacement cannot only be analysed from the perspective of costs and benefits as it has also a psychological dimension. The requirement of social analyses and resettlement before displacement has to become the order of the day as people are not against justified and wellplanned development. The failure to recognise this is a startling example of a failed civil society but a partially successful political society and subaltern society in providing alternatives to the meta-narrative produced by the state. This article traverses through three important case studies in a metropolitan city of Hyderabad and speaks volumes of disrupted livelihoods due to displacement with added trouble, for example, in the form of limited skills of the displaced. The case studies discuss the misery of the displaced also from the perspective of gender through the prism of politics of development and decision-making processes that are essentially masculine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interrogating Political Society through Displacement and Vulnerability Risks
Subjects: Departments at MU > Geopolitical and International Relations
Depositing User: Geopolitics eprints MU
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2016 10:59
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2016 10:59
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147750

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