The Niyamgiri hills are a thickly forested range in the state of Odisha in Eastern India, revered by vulnerable Dongria and Kutia Kondh Adivasis as the seat of Niyamraja- their god of law. The sacred hills' reserves of bauxite have been eyed by UK-based mining giant Vedanta Resources Plc., which quickly set up a polluting alumina refinery in the foothills. But the company's plans to mine in Niyamgiri have been met with dogged resistance for over a decade. In a historic referendum in 2013, twelve village councils in a row unanimously vetoed Vedanta's designs. But the battle for Niyamgiri is far from over. These pictures have been taken between 2011 and 2018, as part of ongoing personal documentation.
Natural Justice and the Battle for Niyamgiri