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Dharmic Projects, Imperial Reservoirs, and New Temples of India: An Historical Perspective on Dams in India

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dc.contributor.author Morrison, Kathleen D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T19:59:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T19:59:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8303
dc.description.abstract "As international attention continues to focus on large dam projects across Asia, it is worth noting that conflicts over the politics of and environmental changes caused by dams in India are not new. Population dislocation, siltation, disease, floods caused by catastrophic dam failure, raised water tables, high costs and low returns--all of these concerns, and others, can be discussed in the context of reservoir projects ten, one hundred, or even one thousand years old. In this paper, I identify some of the major issues in the political ecology of contemporary dam projects and show how these same issues have played out in southern India over the last thousand years, suggesting that historical attention to the cultural and political context of reservoir construction might help us to understand some aspects of contemporary conflicts." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject dams en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject ritual and religion en_US
dc.title Dharmic Projects, Imperial Reservoirs, and New Temples of India: An Historical Perspective on Dams in India en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector History en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Conservation and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 8 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 182-195 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US


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