Ethnic Environmentalism in the eastern Himalaya

Mona Chettri

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The Sikkim–Darjeeling Himalaya is undergoing serious environmental changes as a result of the rampant construction of hydroelectric projects and climate-induced changes. Their impact is most discernible on the economically and politically vulnerable mountain communities. The silence in the public sphere around environmental issues reflects the scalar distribution of political power, the limitations of existing grievance-sharing mechanisms, and the predominance of ethnicity as a key variable in negotiations around the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationEconomic and Political Weekly
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2017


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