Women, Displacement and Exclusion: Narratives of Women Affected by Development-Induced Displacement


  • Hemalatha K Christ University




Development Induced displacements, Psychological and Socio-cultural Impact, Bagalkot Dam, Upper Krishna Project


Development Induced displacements are usually accompanied by a „downward spiral of impoverishments‟. They result in widespread psychological and socio-cultural impacts. The worst hits are women and children who are counted among the marginalised segments in these situations. The present paper brings out the narratives of five women displaced during the building of a dam at Almatti in Bagalkot district of northern Karnataka. The thematic analysis reflects the theoretical formulations of risks to which displaced people are exposed and the narratives bring out the deterioration of their living conditions.


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