The Roads Project

Madhya Pradesh, India

Madhya Pradesh, India

This component of the project is an attempt to untangle a stretch of toll road in Madhya Pradesh from the global financial system. Earlier this century, public-private infrastructure projects took off in a big way in the state, enticing a wide variety of investors into the market. Toll booths along the road became places of sociality, friction and surveillance. They also became the sites of intense resource extraction from where tolls are ushered on a long journey of island hopping and cruising, through the world of international finance.​