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Silent Footfalls: Peopling the Chars

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/9780300188301.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on the migration history of the chars and shows that people arrived on chars from different areas at different times. Both groups of migrants—Biharis and Bangladeshis—who live on ... More


Livelihoods Defined by Water: Nadir Sathe Baas

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/9780300188301.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on the livelihoods of char dwellers by developing a sense of community that allows people to help each other in the struggle for survival. They have honed a fine appreciation of ... More


Living with Risk: Beyond Vulnerability/Security

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/9780300188301.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter outlines the mental maps of char dwellers, and shows the coping and adjustment strategies that they adopt to live in an environment of vulnerability and isolation. People live in a risky ... More


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