People And Life On The Chars Of South Asia: Dancing With The River

 
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Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt & Gopa Samanta
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, New Delhi, India, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. With this book Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta offer 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.Printed Pages: 294. Bookseller Inventory # 101488

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Gopa Samanta,Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. With this book, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta offer 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. Contents Preface Acknowledgements 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: People and 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 References Index Printed Pages: 294. Bookseller Inventory # 76768

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Gopa Samanta,Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. With this book, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta offer an intimate glimpse into the microcosmic world of ‘hybrid environments’. Focusing on chars â€" the part-land, part-water, low-lying sandy masses that exist within the riverbeds in the floodplains of lower Bengal â€" 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. Contents Preface Acknowledgements 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: People and 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 References Index Printed Pages: 294. Bookseller Inventory # 76768

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