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Kudankulam: The Story of an Indo-Russian Nuclear Power Plant

Raminder Kaur


The book tells the many stories that circulate around a nuclear power plant in Kudankulam in the southern peninsular region of Tamil Nadu in India from the late 1980s. The tales are by way of fishermen and women, farmers, environmentalists, activists, writers, scholars, teachers, journalists, priests, children, as much as they are of lawyers, scientists, state officials and the author drawing upon an interdisciplinary field as the subject compels. They show how peninsular residents contended with the prospect of one of Asia’s largest nuclear enterprise being built on their doorstep. They revea ... More

Keywords: social/people’s movements, people, resistance, non-violence, civil disobedience, democracy, development, nationalism, neo-liberalization, nuclear power, radiation, bare life of radiation burdens, nuclear necropolitics, (neo)colonialism, India, Russia, Chernobyl, Fukushima

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199498710
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199498710.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raminder Kaur, author
Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex