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Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Rohan D'Souza

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The volume deals with major debates in India’s environmental history. It critiques existing discourse by discussing colonial flood control strategies in eastern India, especially Orissa Delta. It ... More


Sida Aid in Electricity and Natural Resource Projects in India

Clark C. Gibson

in The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278855
eISBN:
9780191602863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278857.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines two development assistance projects undertaken by Sida in India. These case studies demonstrate the use of institutional analysis as a diagnostic tool, and illustrate how ... More


Rāmāyaṇa Textual Traditions in Eastern India

Mandakranta Bose

in The Ramayana Revisited

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195168327
eISBN:
9780199835362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168321.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter reviews the forms and versions in which the Rāmāyana has appeared in eastern India, specifically in Assam, Bengal, and Orissa, since medieval times. It shows that although these versions ... More


Is the State Passé? Competing Domains in Forestry in Orissa

Arabinda Mishra

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The chapter looks at different dimensions of policy failure relating to forest management in the Indian state of Orissa, where village communities have countered the government's devolution-based ... More


Delta in the Commodity-form

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter provides a discussion on the commodification of the Orissa Delta. The Orissa Delta’s fluvial fury had worsted the colonial bureaucracy and brought much grief. In the aftermath of the ... More


The Shift of the Focus to Orissa, the Deccan, and Malwa: c. 200 bc to c. ad 300

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India: The Geographical Frames of the Ancient Indian Dynasties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069898
eISBN:
9780199080052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069898.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

One of the most significant geopolitical orbits in the post-Maurya period was the Oxus to the Indus orbit, although it was not a monolithic one on the basis of the period's political history. ... More


The Supra-regional Orbits of the North and the South: c. ad 800 to c. ad 1000

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India: The Geographical Frames of the Ancient Indian Dynasties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069898
eISBN:
9780199080052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069898.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The history of the Deccan was essentially the history of the Rashtrakutas for more than 200 years between ad 753 and ad 975. There was war throughout the history of the Rashtrakuta dynasty. But even ... More


Introduction

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Introduction gives outlines the previous debates on India’s ecological past and provides an overview of the book. In bringing together past debates, the Introduction discusses works of Ian ... More


Delta’s Integrity and Agrarian Rhythm

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the hydraulic volatility and seasonal inundation as elements of geomorphologic process in the case of Orissa Delta, which, in the pre-colonial era, appears to have been ... More


Embankments and its Discontents

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter outlines the various debates over the embankments, which were prolifically constructed in this period across the length and breadth of the delta as the technical means for ‘protecting’ ... More


The Great Denouement and After

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter presents an assessment of the report of the Flood Committee of 1928. This report gives an unprecedented and comprehensive critique of the various ecological and social costs that had ... More


Production of the River

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the introduction of Multi-Purpose River Valley Development (MPRVD) and the Hirakud Dam in particular as being centrally involved in the political shaping of hydraulic ... More


Conclusion

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter tries to summarize the idea of flood-control. The Hirakud Dam was only an extension of the manual plumbing of natural resources that had begun a century before. Through the idea of the ... More


Kalikesh Singh Deo

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Kalikesh Singh Deo is a two-time elected member of the Lok Sabha from Odisha. He belongs to the Biju Janata Dal. Of royal lineage, Kalikesh and many of his family members are active in electoral ... More


Introduction

William M. Reddy

in The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226706269
eISBN:
9780226706283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706283.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This introductory chapter discusses the main themes covered in this book, which explores the historical origins of the Western conception of romantic love. It shows that this very specific, Western ... More


Conclusion

William M. Reddy

in The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226706269
eISBN:
9780226706283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706283.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses how the three case studies—of twelfth-century Europe, of twelfth-century Bengal and Orissa, and of tenth- and eleventh-century Heian Japan—exhibit such great contrasts that, ... More


Buddhist Books and their Cultic Use

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 1 examines how Buddhist books were ritually used throughout history and locates the Mahāyāna Buddhist book cult in practice in medieval India by examining the representations of the cultic ... More


Orissa and West Bengal: The SEZ Imbroglio

Partha Sarathi Banerjee

in Power, Policy, and Protest: The Politics of India's Special Economic Zones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198097341
eISBN:
9780199082865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097341.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter analyses key differences in how the state governments of West Bengal and Orissa have gone about implementing India’s SEZ policy, the nature and outcome of anti-SEZ movements in these two ... More


Change of Guard

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes how in May 1992 the high expectations of launching many externally funded projects failed to materialize when Anil Bordia retired and ceased to steer the educational ... More


Muddling Through

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter narrates the course of the UP Project, German-assisted South Orissa Project, and the new District Primary Education Programme (DPEP). It describes the travails of mobilizing resources ... More


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