Saturday, November 17

Nandigram and Xiantang

Amit Varma's article on Nandigram and the history behind it is really fascinating. I must say it turned my worldview of SEZs on its head.

Something similar happened in Xiantang, China in terms of landgrabbing and the villagers, fed up with corruption stormed the government building, threw out the bureaucrats and have taken possession of the government building since. True, anarchy isn't asolution, but just highlights that we developing countries are not that different.

Time Article Link on Xiantang:


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