By S. Mukherjee

This publication explores the character of women's activism within the broader context of the industrial and clinical rehabilitation of the survivors of the terrible Bhopal fuel Tragedy.

Show description

Read or Download Surviving Bhopal: Dancing Bodies, Written Texts, and Oral Testimonials of Women in the Wake of an Industrial Disaster PDF

Best india books

India: A Million Mutinies Now

A brand new York instances amazing Book

Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s impassioned and prescient travelogue of his trips via his ancestral fatherland, with a brand new preface by means of the author.
Arising out of Naipaul’s lifelong obsession and fervour for a rustic that's without delay his and absolutely alien, India: 1000000 Mutinies Now relates the tales of some of the humans he met touring there greater than fifty years in the past. He explores how they've been urged by means of the innumerable frictions found in Indian society—the contradictions and compromises of spiritual religion, the whim and chaos of random political forces. This publication represents Naipaul’s final observe on his place of birth, complementing his different India travelogues, a space of Darkness and India: A Wounded Civilization.

Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation

A visionary examine the evolution and way forward for India by way of a preeminent enterprise leader

India's fresh fiscal boom—similar in scope to that of the us throughout the early Nineteen Nineties or Europe's through the 1970s—has prompted large social, political, and cultural switch. the result's a rustic that, whereas handling superb financial development, has additionally started to totally inhabit its function at the global political level. during this far-ranging examine the crucial rules that experience formed this younger kingdom, Infosys cofounder Nandan Nilekani deals a definitive and unique interpretation of the country's previous, current, and future.

India's destiny rests on greater than easily fiscal development; it additionally is determined by reform and innovation in all sectors of public lifestyles. Imagining India strains the efforts of the country's prior and current leaders as they paintings to advance new frameworks that go well with India's particular features and demanding situations. Imagining India charts the guidelines which are an important to India's present infrastructure revolution and quest for common literacy, urbanization, and unification; maps the ideological battlegrounds of caste, greater schooling, and exertions reform; and argues that just a safeguard internet of principles from social safety to public health and wellbeing to the surroundings can go beyond political agendas and defend India's fiscal future.

As a cofounder of Infosys, an international chief in details know-how, Nandan Nilekani has actively participated within the company's upward thrust within the final fifteen years. In Imagining India, he makes use of the worldwide event and realizing he has received at Infosys as a springboard from which to debate the way forward for India and its function as a world citizen and rising monetary giant.

a desirable window into the way forward for India, Imagining India engages with the principal rules and demanding situations that face the rustic from inside and as part of the worldwide economic system and charts a brand new future of a state that has proved itself to be younger, impatient, and vitally unsleeping.

Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan: Stone Curlews to Owls

This huge ten-volume sequence, the 1st quantity of which was once released in 1996, is the main finished and trustworthy reference paintings at the birds of the Indian subcontinent. A completely revised moment variation with new plates, textual content revisions, and the addition of recent subspecies, it contains information regarding long-range migration and taxonomic adjustments, in addition to existence background info, debts of habit, ecology, and distribution and migration files.

Telegraphic Imperialism: Crisis and Panic in the Indian Empire, c. 1830

The 1st digital conversation community remodeled language, distance, and time. This ebook researches the telegraph process of the British Indian Empire, c. 1850 to 1920, exploring essentially the most major transnational phenomena of the imperial international, and the hyperlink among verbal exchange, Empire, and social swap.

Additional resources for Surviving Bhopal: Dancing Bodies, Written Texts, and Oral Testimonials of Women in the Wake of an Industrial Disaster

Example text

Finally UCC went on record to state that there was no evidence of any alleged consequences or long-term adverse genetic or carcinogenic effects resulting from MIC exposure. These sweeping denials were made despite its own contention that no proper surveys or studies had been done conclusively to arrive at a comprehensive assessment of the situation. The Final Betrayal Although UCC denied that it was ever a multinational enterprise, it did everything in its power to reach a court directed settlement.

A clear warning was sent out to pressure groups, asking them not to take recourse to agitation. Simultaneously people were told to hold on to their faith in the legal system. No doubt, courts were “human and fallible” but corrective measures also needed recourse through law. This indeed was pernicious logic since law had been bypassed to arrive at a settlement. What never emerged from the settlement was the bitter truth that the “cause” of the disaster was part of the very systemic failure that had made it so difficult for the legal system to give a comprehensive judgment for bringing the culprits to book.

At the same time, promotional literature was widely disseminated for the sole purpose of advertising the plant as safe. This kind of falsification of information lulled everyone into a false feeling of safety. Wall Street Journal was grossly wrong in claiming that “regulations driven by nationalism” was at the “core of any in-depth explanation of Bhopal tragedy” (January 21, 1985, cited in Jones, 1988, 37). It is important to understand that regulations are usually in a state of “disjunction” from national considerations when one is looking at a technological disaster.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 48 votes