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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

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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
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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UkCbUP
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Bhattacharyya, Debjani
Dewey number
954/.1470903
Index
index present
LC call number
DS486.C2
LC item number
B43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Kolkata (India)
  • Bengal, Bay of
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • India
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental sciences
Label
Empire and ecology in the Bengal delta : the making of Calcutta, Debjani Bhattacharyya
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 16 May 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108348867
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108443340
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Empire and ecology in the Bengal delta : the making of Calcutta, Debjani Bhattacharyya
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 16 May 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108348867
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108443340
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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