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Ganges water machine : designing new India's ancient river

Author: Anthony Acciavatti; Aleksandr Bierig; Duncan Corrigall; Rahul Mehrotra
Publisher: San Francisco, California : Applied Research + Design Publishing (ar+d) , [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Beyond the dense urbanism of Mumbai (Bombay) or the IT centers of Bangalore and Hyderabad lies the Ganges River basin - today home to over one-quarter of India's billion-plus population - a space historically defined by a mythological constellation of terrestrial sites imbued with celestial significance. Not only is it one of the most densely populated river basins in the world, but it also undergoes dramatic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Designs and plans
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Acciavatti; Aleksandr Bierig; Duncan Corrigall; Rahul Mehrotra
ISBN: 9780982622612 0982622619
OCLC Number: 841897150
Description: 5 unnumbered pages, 402 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans, facsimiles ; 30 cm
Contents: Foreword / Rahul Mehrotra --
Preface --
Introduction --
Part 1 Survey of the Ganges. Theater --
Topographic monumentality --
Global river basins --
Monsoon --
Behemoth --
Vapors --
Tools --
Part 2 Constructing the Ganges water machine. Super-surface --
Ganges canal --
Opening ceremony --
Enchantment --
Models --
References --
Divisions --
Super-passages --
Rajbuhas --
Public Works Department --
Revolution --
Defects --
Lower Ganges canal --
Heroism --
Drain --
Debt --
Decentralization --
Part 3 Himalayan dreams. Super-surface --
Survey --
Crisis in slow-motion --
Liberation --
Poets --
Tubewells --
Stations --
Explosions --
1966 --
Family planning --
HYVS --
Implementation --
Schemes --
Part 4 Changes of state (Allahabad to Varanasi). Regional capital --
Allahabad --
Celestial-terrestrial microcosm --
Magh Mela --
Kumbh Mela --
Open territory --
Transects --
Narainpur Pump Canal --
Varanasi.
Responsibility: Anthony Acciavatti ; editing by Aleksandr Bierig and Duncan Corrigall.

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The importance of the Ganges River basin to India and its people is well established, and this book focuses on the overlaps and juxtapositions of three of the key factors about the basin : Population  Read more...

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Sumptuous, stark, encyclopedic and prescient, here find an atlas historical and visionary, grounded in serendipitous fieldwork and bold design. John R. Stilgoe, Harvard University"

 
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