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Industry and decay in rural South India: Disruption of social relations in the face of economic and ecological crises

Madison South Asia Conference, 20-23 October 2016, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This panel will explore different kinds of ‘decay’ in relation to each other by examining the interlinkages between economic crises, environmental destruction and disruption of social relations in three South Indian States.

Environmental destruction and the decline of Adivasi autonomy in a Telengana tribal territory

Dalel Benbabaali (LSE)

Economic crisis and the fragmentation of social relations in a Kerala tea belt

Jayaseelan Raj (LSE)

Industrialisation and changing patterns of authority in rural Tamil Nadu

Donegan Brendan (LSE)

Discussant/Chair: Amit Desai