The Mullaperiyar Dam row has plagued the politics of the south Indian sates of Kerala and Tamil Nadu for several years now, especially due to the risk of Kerala floods. This video provides a clear explanation as how this conflict came about, while also linking Superstar Rajinikanth’s 2014 Tamil historical drama, Lingaa (directed by K.S. Ravikumar and music by A.R. Rahman), to the life of the British engineer John Pennycuick.
This video was originally created as the Final Project for the Environmental Science and Policy Management 50AC (ESPM 50AC) class at UC Berkeley. The version created for the class has been slightly modified for YouTube, giving more importance to Rajinikanth’s character Raja Lingeswaran.
As it turns out, Lingaa is inspired by the true story of John Pennycuick.
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