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

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Disciplines
  • Anthropology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science

Abstract

The volume explores the idea and practice of flood control and argues that this 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 amd questions contemporary enthusiasm for flood control in post-independent India.

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