Eyeless in Bihar
The entire state is today held in thrall by criminals and private armies. The river can erode values, not just soil. Corruption in the management of the environment can corrupt society. A case to note is the infamous Bhagalpur "blindings' in Bihar.
In the early 1980s, the Bihar police blinded certain criminals under the pretext of wiping out crime. A noble intention, no doubt, but the means were very questionable. Most of the criminals surprisingly belonged to one caste