Narrating everyday spaces of the resettled Adivasis in Sardar Sarovar

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Population geographers continue to contribute to migration scholarship using feminist-informed methods. Adding to this literature, this article combines migration and development discourses and addresses the realities and lived experiences of the Adivasi populations whose lives are impacted by development-induced displacement due to the construction of a multipurpose river valley project, the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) on the Narmada River in western India. The different sections of this article discuss the conceptual approach to migration, provide a detailed case study of the Adivasi displacees, and contribute towards understanding the everyday spaces of displaced Adivasis by taking a narrative approach. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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