The Politics of Water Resource Development in India: The Case of Narmada / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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This book is about the politics of water resource development and management in India, with special reference to the Narmada river waters dispute. Author John R. Wood draws on a wealth of studies on Narmada as well as his own research to analyze the controversy from the perspective of a political scientist.Analyzing three aspects of the conflict over developing the waters of the Narmada, the author objectively highlights how and why the outcomes of such struggles have largely depended on the realities of power.
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About the Author
John R. Wood is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver. He taught Comparative Politics with a special focus on India at UBC for 36 years and was Founder/Director of its Centre for India and South Asia Research. Throughout his career, he was involved with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) which promotes academic exchange and research collaboration between India and Canada. He served as the Resident Director at SICI’s India Office (New Delhi) between 1973–75, 1989–90 and 2004–06. He was the author of The Politics of Water Resources Development in IndiaThe Narmada Dam Controversy (SAGE, 2007) and co-translator/editor of The Autobiography of Indulal Yagnik (2012).
Table of Contents
PrefaceIntroduction: Wading InThe Politics of WaterIndia's Water Resources, Major Water Conflicts and Water Policy DevelopmentNarmada: The Beginnings of the DisputeThe Tribunal Goes to Work: The Politics of Inter-State River Water Dispute ResolutionOpposition to Sardar Sarovar: The Rise of Human Rights and Environmental Protectionism'Step Back and Consider Afresh': The World Bank Independent ReviewThe Supreme Court Decides: The Judiciary, the Polity and the Resolution of the Narmada DisputeAlternatives and Complements to Sardar Sarovar: The Paradigm Shift in Indian Water Resource ManagementConclusion: Understanding Water Resource Development Politics in IndiaEpilogueReferences and Select BibliographyIndexAlternatives and Complements to Sardar Sarovar