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Koodankulam: A Nuclear Plant in My Backyard | Photo Essay by Amirtharaj Stephen

Koodankulam: A Nuclear Plant in My Backyard | Photo Essay by Amirtharaj Stephen | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"I come from a village called kavalkinaru in tirunelveli district of tamil nadu, not very far from kanniyakumari. my father was employed at a heavy water plant in tuticorin and i spent the first 24 years of my life in the atomic energy township there. i was always told by the people in my township that nuclear energy was safe and that it was the future. I believed them..."

 

Photograph and text by Amirtharaj Stephen

 

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Ghar/घर: Javed Iqbal | Galli Magazine

Ghar/घर: Javed Iqbal | Galli Magazine | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"More people have been displaced since Independence by development projects than by the partition and a majority of them have been indigenous adivasis or Dalits.

Landless Dalits who would migrate to Mumbai after Independence would eventually face bulldozers and the fate of every slum: demolition..."

Images and text by Javed Iqbal

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