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The Resource Dancing with the river : people and life on the chars of South Asia, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta

Dancing with the river : people and life on the chars of South Asia, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta

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Dancing with the river : people and life on the chars of South Asia
Title
Dancing with the river
Title remainder
people and life on the chars of South Asia
Statement of responsibility
Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers an intimate glimpse into the microcosmic world of 'hybrid environments.' Focusing on chars--the part-land, part-water, low-lying sandy masses that exist within the riverbeds in the floodplains of lower Bengal--the authors show how, both as real-life examples and as metaphors, chars straddle the conventional categories of land and water, and how people who live on them fluctuate between legitimacy and illegitimacy. The result, a study of human habitation in the nebulous space between land and water, charts a new way of thinking about land, people, and people's ways of life
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YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Yale agrarian studies series
Dancing with the river : people and life on the chars of South Asia, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta
Label
Dancing with the river : people and life on the chars of South Asia, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt32brxr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""List of Abbreviations""; ""CHAPTER 1. Introducing Chars: Where Lands Float on Water""; ""CHAPTER 2. Char Jage: A Char Rises""; ""CHAPTER 3. Controlling the River to Free Up Land""; ""CHAPTER 4. Bhitar o Bahir Katha: Inside and Outside Stories of Chars and the Mainland""; ""CHAPTER 5. Silent Footfalls: Peopling the Chars""; ""CHAPTER 6. Living with Risk: Beyond Vulnerability/Security""; ""CHAPTER 7. Livelihoods Defined by Water: Nadir Sathe Baas""; ""CHAPTER 8. Living on Chars, Drifting with Rivers""
  • ""Appendix: Full Census Data for Surveyed Chars""""Notes""; ""Glossary""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""Z""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
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Extent
1 online resource (xx, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300189575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote

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