Dancing with the River: People and Life on the Chars of South Asia (BOK)

Gopa Samanta

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This remarkable book provides a rare look at the microcosmic world of "hybrid landscapes" - an increasingly popular topic among geographers and environmentalists - by examining chars, which are part-land, part-water, low-lying, sandy masses within the riverbeds in the flood plains of lower Bengal. Throughout Deltaic Bengal in South Asia, chars house people who move around, make a living by adjusting to the river and its changeable moods, and live each day as best as they possibly can. This allows us to rethink our notions of resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to change. The result is a new way of looking at life. Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta are experts on poverty and water management and Lahiri-Dutt grew up next to the Damodar River, which is part of the subject matter covered in the book.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Gopa Samanta
Forlag
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEMIC
ISBN 9780300188301
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 567 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Anthropology, Human geography