The Bhopal Reader: Remembering Twenty Years Of The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster


Editors: Bridget Hanna, Ward Morehouse, Satinath Sarangi

8185569703 | PB | pp. 306 | 2005 | Apex Press and Other India Press

This book is a collection of essays on the Bhopal gas incident and how it has impacted its survivors over a period of 20 years.

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This chronicle of the multifaceted Bhopal campaign against two of the world’s most powerful chemical corporations, Union Carbide and Dow Chemical Co. (which now owns Union Carbide), parallels the emergence of public understanding of environmental safety and corporate accountability that Bhopal helped to create.Written at the 20th anniversary, the Reader includes primary source documents of this evolution. In 1984, the deadly pesticide used in Bhopal and in the United States was hailed by agro-business as part of its “revolution.”


Bridget Hanna, Satinath Sarangi, and Ward Morehouse




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About the Editors

Bridget Hanna is a researcher at the Bard College Human Rights Project in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and one of the architects of its new website on Bhopal.

Ward Morehouse is President of the Council on International and Public Affairs, cofounder of the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD), and co-author of The Bhopal Tragedy and Abuse of Power. A human rights activist, he has been twice arrested for opposing the war against Iraq.

Satinath Sarangi is Founder and Managing Trustee of the Sambhavna Clinic, which provides health care to the Bhopal survivors. He moved to Bhopal immediately after the disaster and has been with the victims ever since.


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