Past Events

Public talk by Indian social activist Medha Patkar:
"Behind 8% Growth: Development for Whom, and at Whose Cost"
Friday, April 22 · 7pm - 9pm

Rutgers University
Busch Campus Center, Center Hall (604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854)
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Join us for a public talk by 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 her immense dedication and commitment to struggles for justice and equitable and sustainable development, she has inspired generations of Indian activists, leading indigenous peoples', workers’ and peasants’ struggles for rights to land, livelihood and ecologically sustainable development. The event will conclude with a Q&A.

Event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Purba:, Kasturi:, or Shambhavi:

Sponsored by South Asian Studies Program (SASP) and Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University