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Canal irrigation in British India : perspectives on technological change in a peasant economy

Author: Ian Stone
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Series: Cambridge South Asian studies, 29.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although one of the acknowledged achievements of the British Raj was the extensive construction of irrigation works, their effects have to date been little studied by historians. Focusing upon the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Stone
ISBN: 0521250234 9780521250238
OCLC Number: 10430652
Description: xiv, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine derived contents note: List of illustrations --
List of tables --
Preface --
List of abbreviations --
1. Introduction --
2. Development of the canal system --
3. Canal irrigation as an appropriate technology --
4. Impact on agricultural production and organisation --
5. Pricing --
6. Management, control, and distribution --
7. Protection against famine --
8. Canal irrigation and the dynamism of the western UP --
Appendices --
Glossary of Indian terms --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Cambridge South Asian studies, 29.
Responsibility: Ian Stone.
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