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Heterogeneity, Commons, and Privatization: Agrarian Institutional Change in Goa

Pranab Mukhopadhyay

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/9780199213832.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In the debate on common property resource management, asset redistribution and privatization of commons have emerged as contentious issues. This chapter uses a case study in Goa, India, to examine ... 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


Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative Approaches and Their Implications

S. Nazrul Islam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190079024
eISBN:
9780190079055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079024.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book presents a new conceptualization of river-related policy issues, using concepts such as the Commercial and Cordon approaches to rivers and their opposite, the Ecological and Open ... More


Karnak’s Quaysides: The Embankments from the New Kingdom to the Kushito-Saite Period

Mansour Boraik

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Kushite sacred landscape and Twenty-fifth Dynasty finds at Karnak. It is based on the results of archaeological excavations undertaken by a team from the Supreme Council ... More


Horror

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts how the New York Express's derailment, which caused its last two cars to fall into the icy gorge below the Big Sister Creek bridge, turned into a horrific disaster. The Toledo ... More


: From Bristoe Station to the Fall of Plymouth

Earl J. Hess

in Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829318
eISBN:
9781469611778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807829318.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the use of fortifications by the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia in the Bristoe Station and Plymouth campaigns during the Civil War. After the fall of ... More


Bhitar O Bahir Katha Inside and Outside Stories of Chars and the Mainland

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/9780300188301.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines the interactions between chars and mainland areas—areas that lie across the embankments within which the chars have formed. The prosperity of agricultural Burdwan continues to ... More


Winchester Farm: A Small Adena Enclosure in Central Kentucky

Richard W. Jefferies, George R. Milner, and Edward R. Henry

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Geophysical techniques were used to collect data on a poorly understood Adena earthwork. The Winchester Farm Earthwork, part of the well-known Elkhorn Creek Complex in central Kentucky, is barely ... More


The Mulberry Garden Dike

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0018
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Pearl River Delta was comprised of numerous islands of sedimentary deposits attached to the edges of hilly outcrops. Located on one such island were Jiujiang, Longjiang, and Longshan. Since the ... More


Open approach to rivers in a delta

S. Nazrul Islam

in Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative Approaches and Their Implications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190079024
eISBN:
9780190079055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079024.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Chapter 12 presents the progress of and problems faced by the Open approach in the Bengal Delta and draws attention to the special merits of the Open approach in confronting the adverse effects of ... More


The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

Arupjyoti Saikia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199468119
eISBN:
9780190990435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199468119.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

At the turn of the twentieth century the human reshaping of the Brahmaputra and its extended ecological relations has become a reality. This biography of the Brahmaputra reimagines the layered ... More


Irrigation, Embankments, and Floods

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan (eds)

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199472475
eISBN:
9780199089857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472475.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Laws relating to irrigation, embankments, and floods constitute one of the oldest and most developed areas of water law in India and this chapter focuses on these subject matters. The first section ... More


Life in a Floodplain Environment

Arupjyoti Saikia

in The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199468119
eISBN:
9780190990435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199468119.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter narrates the growth of human settlement in a floodplain environment. This chapter suggests how the Brahmaputra’s wayward course had militated against any great permanent settlement for ... More


Reining in the Unquiet River

Arupjyoti Saikia

in The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199468119
eISBN:
9780190990435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199468119.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter tells how floods increasingly came to be viewed as posing a danger to the general well-being of Assam and the government was seen as a controller of floods. River embankments came to dot ... More


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