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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


Colonialism Demystified: Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland

Laura Chrisman

in Rereading the Imperial Romance: British Imperialism and South African Resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122999
eISBN:
9780191671593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122999.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Henry Rider Haggard's legitimation of mineral wealth acquisition relies on the ‘bread/gold’ opposition which he appropriates from Olive Schreiner's Story of an African Farm. Schreiner's 1897 novella ... 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


Drugs, Taxes, and Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia

Carl A. Trocki

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0027
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter demonstrates how much the development of Singapore, the most important opium trading post between India and China, hinged on Chinese economic networks. It explains that opium in ... More


Invasive Specie: Rabbits, Conquistadors, and Capital in the Historia de las Indias (1527–1561) by Bartolomé de Las Casas (1484–1566)

Nicole D. Legnani

in Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401490
eISBN:
9781683402169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401490.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter traces a narrative archipelago from Madeira to Hispaniola through the metonymy of wood and the trajectory of Christopher Columbus, as allegorized by an anecdote about the reproductive ... More


The Rhythms of Change and Devastation: Colonial Capitalism and the World of the Socially Excluded, c. 1800–1920

Biswamoy Pati

in Tribals and Dalits in Orissa: Towards a Social History of Exclusion, c. 1800-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199489404
eISBN:
9780199094592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489404.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter discusses the process of the introduction of ‘colonial capitalism’ in Orissa, with a specific focus on three areas: the coastal, pilgrimage centre of Puri and the two princely states of ... More


“This Is a City of Bubbles”: Lagos and the Phenomenon of Colonial Urbanism

Saheed Aderinto

in When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038884
eISBN:
9780252096846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038884.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses the socioeconomic, gendered, and racial structure of colonial Lagos and reveals the identities of individuals and groups that shaped sexual politics. While the British were ... More


Red Pepper Poetry: Jayne Cortez and Cross-Cultural Saturation

Kevin Meehan

in People Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732818
eISBN:
9781604732825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732818.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the collaborations made by the African American poet Jayne Cortez with several groups in establishing the aesthetic, political, and economic domination of post-colonial ... More


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