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Pieces of Earth: The Politics of Land-Grabbing in Kashmir

Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail


Resource exploitation in the form of land-grabbing has become a major debate worldwide. Based on extensive field research conducted at the India-Pakistan border, using Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project as a case study, this book on corporate land-grabbing in Kashmir explains how capital is at play in a conflict zone. The author explains how different actors—village elites, government officers, politicians, civil society coalitions, peasants, and the states of India and Pakistan—mobilize support to legitimize their respective claims. It captures how the tensions between developmentalism, enviro ... More

Keywords: land-grabs, hydropower politics, resource extractivism, displacement, dispossession, resistance, Kashmir, India, Pakistan, water-politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199477616
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199477616.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail, author
Director, Centre for Research and Development Policy, Srinagar