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The Resource Empire and ecology in the Bengal Delta : the making of Calcutta, Debjani Bhattacharyya

Empire and ecology in the Bengal Delta : the making of Calcutta, Debjani Bhattacharyya

Label
Empire and ecology in the Bengal Delta : the making of Calcutta
Title
Empire and ecology in the Bengal Delta
Title remainder
the making of Calcutta
Statement of responsibility
Debjani Bhattacharyya
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What happens when a distant colonial power tries to tame an unfamiliar terrain in the world's largest tidal delta? This history of dramatic ecological changes in the Bengal Delta from 1760 to 1920 involves land, water and humans, tracing the stories and struggles that link them together. Pushing beyond narratives of environmental decline, Bhattacharyya argues that "property-thinking," a governing tool critical in making land and water discrete categories of bureaucratic and legal management, was at the heart of colonial urbanization and the technologies behind the draining of Calcutta. The story of ecological change is narrated alongside emergent practices of land speculation and transformation in colonial law. Bhattacharyya demonstrates how this history continues to shape our built environments with devastating consequences, as shown in the Bay of Bengal's receding coastline
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Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Bhattacharyya, Debjani
Dewey number
954/.14703
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS485.G25
LC item number
B488 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in environment and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ganges River Delta (Bangladesh and India)
  • India
  • Climatic changes
  • Human ecology
  • Bengal (India)
  • Kolkata (India)
  • British Occupation of India (1765-1947)
  • Climatic changes
  • Human ecology
  • Asia
  • India
  • India
  • India
Label
Empire and ecology in the Bengal Delta : the making of Calcutta, Debjani Bhattacharyya
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-233) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : almanac of a tidal basin -- Part I. Environmental Consolidations: 1. Power and silt ; 2. Drying a delta -- Part II. Legal Maneuvers: 3. Notarizing possessions ; 4. Commerce in land -- Part III. Unreal Estate: 5. Speculative properties -- Conclusion : disappearing coastlines
Control code
1017607378
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 241 pages
Isbn
9781108425742
Lccn
2017059343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300816
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1017607378
Label
Empire and ecology in the Bengal Delta : the making of Calcutta, Debjani Bhattacharyya
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : almanac of a tidal basin -- Part I. Environmental Consolidations: 1. Power and silt ; 2. Drying a delta -- Part II. Legal Maneuvers: 3. Notarizing possessions ; 4. Commerce in land -- Part III. Unreal Estate: 5. Speculative properties -- Conclusion : disappearing coastlines
Control code
1017607378
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 241 pages
Isbn
9781108425742
Lccn
2017059343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300816
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1017607378

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