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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, August 17, 2020

Manikpur Railway Junction: The Geography of Uneven Development

Sai Balakrishnan & Arindam Dutta
August 17, 2020

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Sai Balakrishnan (Harvard Graduate School of Design) & Arindam Dutta (MIT) connect the recent covid-related migrant fracas over “lost trains” to India’s skewed patterns of economic geography, and investigate why the Manikpur Junction became a chokepoint for the special Shramik (worker) trains carrying migrants back to their home villages in the Lower Gangetic Plain.

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