The Development Dilemma

Displacement in India

  • S. Parasuraman

Part of the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague book series (ISSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Development’s Painful Social Costs

    1. Michael M. Cernea
      Pages 1-31
  3. The Framework

  4. The Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-106
    2. S. Parasuraman
      Pages 107-117
    3. S. Parasuraman
      Pages 118-131
    4. S. Parasuraman
      Pages 132-150
    5. S. Parasuraman
      Pages 179-207
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. S. Parasuraman
      Pages 211-228
    3. S. Parasuraman
      Pages 255-266
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-299

About this book


The social, economic and political contexts in which development projects in India are implemented, and consequences to people displaced by such projects, are analyzed in this book. Development, displacement, resettlement and rehabilitation processes related to three major reservoir bases' irrigation and power projects, and three major industrial projects are studied. The role of the State, international agencies and the private industrial sector in promoting development and managing rehabilitation of the displaced people is assessed, and the author proposes a framework for a comprehensive policy on development, displacement and rehabilitation.


development pain rehabilitation state women

Authors and affiliations

  • S. Parasuraman
    • 1
  1. 1.Tata Institute of Social SciencesBombayIndia

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