Indian court sends author Roy to jail

Author: Amanda Cooper, Reuters, Published on: 7 March 2002

India's highest court has found Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy guilty of contempt of court over a campaign to halt the building of a controversial dam [on the Narmada River]...Critics say that the dam, India's biggest hydroelectric project, will mean large-scale flooding, cause huge environmental damage and result in the displacement of millions of people.

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