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Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Rohan D?Souza, ISBN 13: 9780199469130, Year : 2016, Rs. 595 Rs. 500 (Free shipping within India only. No extras for postage and handling. )


This book explores the idea and practice of flood control and arguing that it is a part of a political agenda, deeply implicated in the social, economic, and political calculations of capitalism in general and colonialism in particular. It argues for a comprehensive reconsideration of the debate on the colonial environmental watershed, its hydraulic legacy, and questions contemporary enthusiasm for flood control in post-independent India.