Author: Alpa Shah & Jens Lerche
Size: 6.2 x 4.1 in (Paperback)
Year of publication: 2017
Price: MRP 100
What does India’s booming growth mean for the poorest who built it? BEHIND THE INDIAN BOOM travels across the country to meet its Dalits and Adivasis – its low caste and tribal communities – historically stigmatised as ‘untouchable’ and ‘wild’. Their cheap labour and land are the source of economic growth but they are also fighting against the situation they find themselves in. This photographic essay spans the production of different commodities from tea to cotton, explores the building of the infrastructure of growth from construction to dams, and investigates the extraction of mineral resources. Everywhere BEHIND THE INDIAN BOOM highlights the precarious conditions of work, the exploitation and oppression, and the resistance of Adivasis and Dalits.