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Water Wars : Privatization, Pollution and Profit

Vandana Shiva

ISBN 10: 8187943289 / ISBN 13: 9788187943280
Published by India Research Press
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While draught and desertification are intensifying around the world corporations are aggressively converting free-flowing water into bottled profits The water wars of the twenty-first century may match or even surpass the oil wars of the twentieth In Water Wars Privatization Pollution and ProfitVandana Shiva the worlds most prominent radical scientist the Guardian shines a light on activists who are fighting corporate maneuvers to convert this life-sustaining resource into more gold for the elites In Water Wars Shiva uses her remarkable knowledge of science and society to outline the emergence of corporate culture and the historical erosion of communal water rights Using the international water trade and industrial activities such as damming mining and aquafarming as her lens Shiva exposes the destruction of the earth and the disenfranchisement of the worlds poor as they are stripped of rights to a precious common good In her passionate feminist style Shiva celebrates the spiritual and traditional role water has played in communities throughout history and warns that water privatization threatens cultures and livelihoods worldwide Shiva calls for a movement to preserve water access for all and offers a blueprint for global resistance based on examples of successful campaignsVandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist A leader in the international Forum on Globalization along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin Shiva won the Alternative Nobel Peace Prizethe Right Livelihood Award in 1993 Director of research Foundation for Science Technology and Natural Resource Policy she is the author of many books 160 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 92628

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Thematic Space in Indian Architecture represents an attempt to understand the spatial order that apparently runs right across the enormous spectrum of building types in India. This spatial order seems to emerge more from its own meanings rather than the specificity of any function. This very ambiguity creates a range od spaces that are similar in form and yet diverse in character. An effort to understand space in Indian architecture can draw on the simple and direct physical conditions of the environment prevailing at any place, thus giving a meaning to the creation of spaces within specific physical parameters. This discussion is, therefore, an attempt to understand and explain the ideas of space as observed in various essential, functional and structural expressions in the architectural traditions of India. It is not based on mythical beliefs or romantic versions of ānotion of spaceā. While most writing on the subject have so far concentrated on the sculptural and the decorative, the idea here is to examine the simplest and most common feature of a spatiality that has lasted for centuries. The thrust is on the thematic and the conceptual. And the study includes both the mundane and the sacred. It is the abstract notion of space common to both that are the focus of this set of articles.

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Kulbhushan Jain is a senior professor of architecture and urban design at the school of architecture, Ahmedabad. A practicing architect, his interests include writing, research, and conservation. He is also a consulting architect with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, New Delhi, and the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur. He is a recipient of several awards for design and education. Minakshi Jain is an architect and a visiting professor of urban design in the school of architecture, Ahmedabad. She is also a consultant on several urban design projects taken up by the school. Her practice includes residences, interiors, and heritage projects. She is currently involved in the conservation of Nagaur Fort, one of the largest such projects taken up in the country by a private agency. Along with design awards, she has also received awards for her conservation works.

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