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With the advent of building roads in Highland Travancore in the mid-nineteenth century, there evolved many dissenting voices. The road making in the hills was fundamentally a colonial project favouring an influential section of people. A new space was produced displacing and re-displacing many lives. The study concentrates on the trunk roads and the material process present in building it. It captures the struggle involved in between different sections of people in bringing out their interests to reality. By twentieth century, the resistance movement gets stronger and a new system of building roads was pursued taking the interests of the weaker sections as well.