skip to content
Blood and water : the Indus River Basin in modern history Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Blood and water : the Indus River Basin in modern history

Author: David Gilmartin
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The book is a history of the political and environmental transformation of the Indus basin as a result of the modern construction of the world's largest, integrated irrigation system. Begun under British colonial rule in the 19th century, this transformation continued after the region was divided between two new states, India and Pakistan, in 1947. Massive irrigation works have turned an arid region into one of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gilmartin
ISBN: 9780520285293 0520285298
OCLC Number: 898029324
Description: x, 356 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : community and environment --
Irrigation and the Baloch frontier --
Community on the waste : the village and the colonial property order --
Statute and custom in water law --
Science, the state, and the environment --
The river basin and partition --
The Indus Waters Treaty and its afterlives.
Responsibility: David Gilmartin.

Abstract:

The Indus basin was once an arid pastoral watershed, but by the second half of the twentieth century, it had become one of the world's most heavily irrigated and populated river basins. This book  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This is the most authoritative book on Indus Basin politics yet written. It will be of wide interest to scholars of modern South Asia, and to environmental historians more generally. Gilmartin's Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.