Writer Arundhati Roy brought back the focus on the incredible tragedy of the Narmada valley.
People from the Maheshwar affected area turned up for the public meeting in Pathrad in massive numbers. Crowd estimates vary between eight and twelve thousand !!
The valley is witnessing civil disobedience of a kind unprecedented in independent India. Everyone sat through a huge downpour that lasted for about an hour and the meeting continued.
Small local base indeed ...
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