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    Twice Poisoned Bhopal: Notes on the Continuing Aftermath of the World’s Worst Industrial Disaster.


    Mathur, Chandana (2002) Twice Poisoned Bhopal: Notes on the Continuing Aftermath of the World’s Worst Industrial Disaster. International Labor and Working-Class History, 62. pp. 69-75. ISSN 0147-5479

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    Abstract

    In one horrifying night and through the long misery of nearly eighteen years of injustice that have followed it, the city of Bhopal in India can be said to have experienced the head-on impact of world historical and political economic processes. In 1969, Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) set up a plant to manufacture the pesticide Sevin in Bhopal, with the permission and, indeed, the encouragement of the Indian government. This was the heyday of the Green Revolution, introduced in India in the mid-1960s and based on HYV (high-yielding variety) seeds, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and vastly increased irrigation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Twice Poisoned; Bhopal; Aftermath; World’s Worst Industrial Disaster;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 8377
    Depositing User: Dr. Chandana Mathur
    Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 15:36
    Journal or Publication Title: International Labor and Working-Class History
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
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