Drowned and dammed colonial capitalism and flood control in Eastern India

Exploring the practice of flood control, this work argues that this is a part of a political agenda, implicated in the calculations of capitalism. It also argues for a reconsideration of the debate on the colonial environmental watershed, its hydraulic legacy and questions contemporary enthusiasm fo...

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Main Author: D'Souza, Rohan
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Delhi Oxford University Press 2006, 2006
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Exploring the practice of flood control, this work argues that this is a part of a political agenda, implicated in the calculations of capitalism. It also argues for a reconsideration of the debate on the colonial environmental watershed, its hydraulic legacy and questions contemporary enthusiasm for flood control in post-independent India
Physical Description:xv, 264 p. maps
ISBN:9780199082094