Land wars: Anand Mahindra debates Medha Patkar
Rohini Nilekani’s Uncommon Ground: Dialogues between Business and Social Leaders (Viking, Rs 499) brings
together titans of business and civil society who are often on opposite sides of the polarized debate over development.
It offers her words, a rare “platform of reasoned discourse ” be it on job creation, food security, or the environment, and is must-read for anyone concerned about the future of our rapidly changing nation. Below is an excerpt from a conversation between Medha Patkar, the land rights activist best known for her work on the Narmada Bachao Andolan, and Anand Mahindra who heads the billion Mahindra Group.