Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Political ecology of survival: life and labour in the river lands of East and North - East in India

Contributor(s): Basu, Madhurilata [Editor] | Roy, Rajat [Editor] | Samaddar, Ranabir [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hyderabad Orient Blackswan 2018Description: xvi, 254p. With index.ISBN: 9789352873616.Subject(s): Political ecology - India | India - Economic conditions | Economic history | Valleys - India NortheasternDDC classification: 304.20954 Summary: The world over, resource extraction and an extractive mode of economy have impacted on various population groups, and consequent conflicts over natural resources have damaged earlier modes of resource sharing. The river lands are one such resourceful space where conflicts relating to the development discourse are played out. These once economically-viable lands have become sites of unplanned growth, rampant commercialisation, administrative apathy and the politics of resource extraction.Drawing on intensive field studies and research, Political Ecology of Survival studies how people living along the river banks, and ‘with the rivers’, of Bihar, deltaic Bengal and the North-East negotiate nature on the one hand, and the economy, politics and administration on the other. It presents a close look at a landscape that is the battleground of environment, economy, and politics, and offers a fresh look at how best to preserve river systems so as to continue with the life and livelihood of humankind.The communities studied here, heavily dependent on natural resources and hailing from the lowest rungs of society, are forced to negotiate environmental and developmental challenges and related displacements and migration. The essays explore, among others, the problem of floods and erosion in the Brahmaputra valley, resource crises, resource sharing, large scale displacements of population groups in deltaic Bengal and the pressing problem of migration around Barak river in the North-East.This unique collection will interest students and scholars of migration studies, environmental studies, political science and anthropology. It will also be invaluable for development activists, journalists, policymakers and NGOs working in the field. https://orientblackswan.com/BookDescription?isbn=978-93-5287-361-6&t=e
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Item location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Vikram Sarabhai Library
General Stacks
Slot 330 (0 Floor, West Wing) Non-fiction 304.20954 P6 (Browse shelf) Available 198561

Table of Contents
1 Floods and Migration along the Kosi River
2 Ecology and Livelihood in the Sundarbans
3 Death of a River and Other Accounts from Nadia
4 Rivers, River Bank Erosion and Survival in Murshidabad
5 The Non-existent Population in the Chars of Malda
6 Watery Zones of Refuge: State Practices, Popular: Politics and Land in the Chars of Assam
7 A Valley of Death: The Golden River Subansiri
8 A People’s History of the Barak River
9 Water Laws, Treaties and Conventions

The world over, resource extraction and an extractive mode of economy have impacted on various population groups, and consequent conflicts over natural resources have damaged earlier modes of resource sharing. The river lands are one such resourceful space where conflicts relating to the development discourse are played out. These once economically-viable lands have become sites of unplanned growth, rampant commercialisation, administrative apathy and the politics of resource extraction.Drawing on intensive field studies and research, Political Ecology of Survival studies how people living along the river banks, and ‘with the rivers’, of Bihar, deltaic Bengal and the North-East negotiate nature on the one hand, and the economy, politics and administration on the other. It presents a close look at a landscape that is the battleground of environment, economy, and politics, and offers a fresh look at how best to preserve river systems so as to continue with the life and livelihood of humankind.The communities studied here, heavily dependent on natural resources and hailing from the lowest rungs of society, are forced to negotiate environmental and developmental challenges and related displacements and migration. The essays explore, among others, the problem of floods and erosion in the Brahmaputra valley, resource crises, resource sharing, large scale displacements of population groups in deltaic Bengal and the pressing problem of migration around Barak river in the North-East.This unique collection will interest students and scholars of migration studies, environmental studies, political science and anthropology. It will also be invaluable for development activists, journalists, policymakers and NGOs working in the field.

https://orientblackswan.com/BookDescription?isbn=978-93-5287-361-6&t=e

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Powered by Koha