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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


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


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