Author:Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt & Gopa Samanta

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People and Life on the Chars of South Asia: Dancing with the River

By: Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt & Gopa Samanta

Price: $18.05

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2014

Seller ID: 101488

ISBN: 9789382993780

Condition: New


With this book Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta offer an intimate glimpse into the microcosmic world of ‘hybrid environments’. Focusing on chars – the part-land part-water low-lying sandy masses that exist within the riverbeds in the floodplains of lower Bengal – the authors show how both as real-life examples and as metaphors chars straddle the conventional categories of land and water and how people who live on them fluctuate between legitimacy and illegitimacy. The result a study of human habitation in the nebulous space between land and water charts a new way of thinking about ... View more info