Blood and water the indus river basin in modern history and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Blood and water the indus river basin in modern history by david gilmartin 433 rating david gilmartin studies modern south asian history he received his ba from the university of michigan and his phd in history from the university of california berkeley he has conducted research in india and pakistan. The story of irrigation in the indus basin is one of modern historys great stories of large scale environmental transformation but it is also a story of changing relationships between indus basin society and the state a large scale environmental history of the indus basin has yet to be written. Changes in structures for controlling water transformed the indus basin in the century and a half from 1850 to 2000 a largely arid region with a historical mix of varying forms of agricultural and pastoral production the indus basin became by the second half of the twentieth century one of the globes most heavily irrigated river basins. Blood and water the indus river basin in modern history by david the book stands as the single most authoritative text on irrigation development in the indus river basin from the nineteenth century it will inspire students and scholars beyond south asian studies and the modern history of colonial encounters k sivaramakrishnan
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