BEHIND THE INDIAN BOOM Inequality and Resistance at the heart of economic growth

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Friday, 13 October 2017 to Saturday, 16 December 2017

For the last quarter of a century the Indian economy has been booming, and is predicted to become one of the two largest economies in the world by mid-century. But what does this growth mean for the people on whose land and labour it is based? BEHIND THE INDIAN BOOM travels across the country to meet its Dalits and Adivasis – its low caste and tribal communities – historically stigmatised as ‘untouchable’ and ‘wild’. 

Accounting for one in twenty-five people in the world, their situation reveals insights into the conditions of oppressed people across the globe. Despite India’s significant economic growth, they remain at the bottom of its social and economic hierarchies. They are a source of cheap labour from which much of the world economy benefits, and some of the lands on which they have lived for generations are today important crucibles of global industry. 

BEHIND THE INDIAN BOOM explores the precarious conditions of work and everyday struggles of the Dalits and Adivasis through the use of photography and other mixed media.

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