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Controlling the River to Free Up Land

James C. Scott

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188301
eISBN:
9780300189575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188301.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines the colonial and postcolonial history to delineate the factors of char formation, and to substantiate the claim that chars are as much products of human intervention as they are ... More


Introducing Chars Where Lands Float on Water

James C. Scott

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188301
eISBN:
9780300189575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188301.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on the chars as hybrid environments, uniquely fluid environments where the demarcation between land and water is neither well defined nor permanent. The hybrid environments of ... More


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