Dancing with the River: People and Life on the Chars of South Asia

Kobo ebook | June 25, 2013

byKuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Gopa Samanta

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With this book Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta offer an intimate glimpse into the microcosmic world of hybrid landscapes.” 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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With this book Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta offer an intimate glimpse into the microcosmic world of hybrid landscapes.” 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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 25, 2013Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300189575

ISBN - 13:9780300189575

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