Making and Misconceiving Community in South Indian Tank Irrigation

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 11:13

The paper explores the changing ecology, political significance and cultural meaning of water in south India, and presents an account of the centrality of water resources to the organisation of a pre-colonial warrior state in which power and the control of resources were decentralised, and goes on to explore the conflicts and contradictions that emerged within this social system of water use under colonial rule. 

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