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Perspectives on Water Sharing and Usage in South Asia

Water Conflicts and Resistance: Issues and Challenges in South Asia edited by Venkatesh Dutta, New Delhi: Routledge India, South Asia Edition, 2022; pp xxviii + 285, `1,495.

Depending on the lenses one wears, the issues in water usage and appropriation would mean differently to each person. Hence, the solutions thus suggested would mean and appeal to an audience comfortable with similar lenses. Water issues remain one such knotted puzzle. Water, being essential for life, can be seen from the perspective of a humans life, from a community perspective, and at various levels of human beings drawn boundaries; it can also be seen from any other living beings perspective, expanding the boundary to the ecosystem, or from the potential harm due to climatic variabilities and changes.

Appropriation of water resources can be even more puzzling and knotted. The lenses here include technology, heterogeneous human-centric ones, or ecosystem-centric approaches intersecting in numerous theoretical perspectives of neo-liberalism, neo-Malthusianism, social ecology, political economy, and climate sciences are prominent ones. Given these complexities, the book titled Water Conflicts and Resistance: Issues and Challenges in South Asia is an interesting amalgamation of pertinent issues facing water usage and sharing.

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Published On : 9th Mar, 2024

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