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Friday, April 22, 2011

Busch Campus Center, Center Hall*

604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
7 pm - 9 pm

Public talk by Medha Patkar

Sponsored by: South Asian Studies Program (SASP) and Medha Patkar
Indian activist, founder of
Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University. Narmada Bachao Andolan
(Save the Narmada
campaign), and Convenor,

Behind 8% Growth:
National Alliance of
Peoples' Movements.

Development for Whom,
and at Whose Cost ?
MEDHA PATKAR, renowned Indian social
activist, founder member of the Narmada
Bachao Andolan (NBA; Save the Narmada
Campaign) since 1989, and founder convenor
of the National Alliance of People's
Movements (NAPM), was awarded the Right
Livelihood Award in 1991 and served as a
commissioner for the World Commission on
Dams between 1998-2001. The NBA’s historic
resistance to the Sardar Sarovar and other
large and medium dams on the river Narmada
in India are well documented and have
fundamentally challenged the destructive
paradigm of development espoused by big
dams and unsustainable industrialization. With
Sept 3 2002. Satyagrahis in neckdeep water in Domkhedi, Maharashtra, as her immense dedication and commitment to
Narmada waters rise behind Sardar Sarovar dam. From left: Geetanjali
Chavan, Medha Patkar, Kamala Yadav. struggles for justice and equitable and
sustainable development, she has inspired
*Public event. Light refreshments will be served. generations of Indian activists, leading
RSVP required. Please reply to organizers: indigenous peoples', workers’ and peasants’
Purba :, struggles for rights to land, livelihood and
Kasturi : ecologically sustainable development.
Shambhavi :