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About Alessandra Marino

Alessandra Marino is currently Research Associate at the Open University, having completed a PhD in ‘Post-colonial and cultural studies’ at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” in 2010. Her research fields range from postcolonial literature and theory to visual and gender studies. 

Articles by Alessandra Marino

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Julian Richards

Julian Richards is managing editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Writing as resistance in postcolonial India

The Indian government has justified the construction of the Sardar Sarovar megadam as a national instrument of democratization, potentially supplying drinking water to millions of people. Activists claim that dams form part of a biopolitical apparatus, causing displacement and relocation for indigenous people. Their fightback questions ‘modernity’, ‘development’ and ‘justice’.

Chronicle of a non-violent protest: Jobat, Madhya Pradesh (India)

For more than three weeks over 130 people have carried out the longest occupation of government-owned land ever registered in Madhya Pradesh (a state in central India).
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