The Socio-Cultural Context of Water: Study of a Gujarat Village

By: Farhat Naz

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Water as a commodity in a consumer society is critically studied in this volume, the rural hinterland being viewed through the micro world of Mathnaa. Socio-cultural Context of Water: Study of a Gujarat Village analyses various aspects of water management at a project in Mathnaa in Sabarkantha district of the state of Gujarat noted for its aridity.This small village is sharply differentiated along the lines of caste, tribe, class and gender. Wells are the main source of irrigation, rainfall being erratic. Water scarcity is an arena of conflict, which leads to the social actors trying to exploit the situation for their vested interests depending on their relative power positions. A significant finding of this volume is that Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe farmers too own borewells and are able to participate in user-group committees, thus gaining social mobility.Printed Pages: 256.

Title: The Socio-Cultural Context of Water: Study of a Gujarat Village

Author Name: Farhat Naz

Categories: India, Culture,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

ISBN: 8125054308

ISBN 13: 9788125054306

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 101758

Keywords: The Socio-Cultural Context of Water: Study of a Gujarat Village Farhat Naz