It is a brilliant book, analysing the how the decision for a dam is taken and how scant attention is paid to the voice of people affected/displaced by it. It looks at the giant Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) in India from environmental, sociological, economic and forced migration perspectives.
The book gives insights into how the movement to save the Narmada became the focal point of enviornment and human rights debate in the country. Resistance agianst the SSP helped frame the contemporary debate in these issues in India.
To give credit to the editors, while adopting a generally critical stance, the book acknowledges the official claims about the dam. A thouroughly academic work, somehwhat lucidly written.