On the Banks of the Ganga: When Wastewater Meets a Sacred River / Edition 1

On the Banks of the Ganga: When Wastewater Meets a Sacred River / Edition 1

by Kelly D. Alley
     
 


Explores the collision of sacred purity with environmental pollution of the river Ganga (Ganges)
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Explores the collision of sacred purity with environmental pollution of the river Ganga (Ganges)

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ISBN-13:
9780472068081
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
12/03/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Field Methods and Layers of Data1
1Contours of the Geographic, Cultural, and Theoretical Fields17
2The Polyvalency of Purity and Pollution36
3The Power of Ganga50
4Sacred Purity and Uncleanness75
5Purity and Flow106
6Defilement and Fouling in Colonial Law121
7Pollution and the Emergence of Judicial Activism140
8The Institutions of Wastewater Management155
9Contesting Water Quality and Mapping Wastewater180
10Transcendence and Immanence207
11Conclusion: Toward a Paradigm of Discourses and Powers232
Notes249
Glossary265
Bibliography267
Index293

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