Contesting land dispossession in chennai’s periphery (India)

Raman, Bhuvaneswari (2019) Contesting land dispossession in chennai’s periphery (India). Revue internationale des études du développement, 238 (2). pp. 115-139.

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The Sriperumbudur–Oragadam region, on the southwestern periphery of the Chennai metropolis, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is the location of several projects for setting up export processing zones and
special economic zones. The implementation of these projects has led to large-scale land acquisition. This article examines the responses of agrarian households to the state-led land acquisition process and the outcomes of
their actions. The article argues that attending to everyday practices over a period of time can enhance the understanding of the anti-dispossession politics. Further, it highlights the limitations of Levien’s theory of land
dispossession and the Speculative Urbanism theory when it comes to capturing the complexity and the nuances of anti-dispossession politics

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Tamil Nadu | Chennai | Land | Southwestern periphery
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Public Policy
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2022 12:13
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2022 12:13
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