Documentary: Rajarhat Land Acquisition

April 18, 2011

Rajarhaat, near Kolkata, is Bengal’s new IT hub and a hotspot for real estate investment. This hub was built through brutal acquisition of land from thousands of farmers throughout the 1990’s and beyond. The documentary below, Aamader Jomite Oder Nagari (Their Township on Our Land) made by Promod Gupta, documents the immense bloodshed that lay behind this acquisition, in a decade when the civil society and media wasn’t interested. The documentary is in Bengali, currently without subtitles. For a detailed political history, please read the following Sanhati article: A history of the brutal Rajarhat land acquisition, Bengal’s new IT hub.

Rajarhat Land Acquisition: Part 1

Rajarhat Land Acquisition: Part 2