Manufactured Silence : Political Economy and Management of the 1984 Bhopal Disaster. / Lerner, Adam.

In: Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 52, No. 30, 29.07.2017.

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In: Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 52, No. 30, 29.07.2017.

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