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The Human Cost of India's Race for Development

  • Time:

    7:00 p.m.
  • Date:

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Location:

    Shults Center Forum

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While India is perceived as an emerging market, the stories of the plundering of natural resources and the systematic annihilation of the indigenous peoples go unheard. In this race to make India a superpower and a growing media industry that champions this idea, social inequality has reached its zenith, and easily gets pushed aside. What, then, is the future of the people who grow food with their hands; who have long been guarding forests and rivers--even before climate change could touch them? Why does the media shy away from reporting about the majority of its populace, even while they silently die from landmines and malaria alike?

Reporting on the 'hidden civil war in India,' Priyanka Borpujari, an independent journalist based in Mumbai, will speak about the dark territories of mineral-rich India, which are rife with violence and disease, which are only silenced. Her work documenting human rights abuses takes her to different corners of the country.

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Free & open to the public
Sponsored By:
Center for International Education, Badfish Consulting LLC and Asian Studies
Contact Information:
Kathy Hansen (585) 389-2673 (office)
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