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On the banks of the Gaṅgā : when wastewater meets a sacred river / Kelly D. Alley.

By: Alley, Kelly D.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnn Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2002Description: xiii, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780472068081 (pbk.); 047209808X (pbk.); 0472068083 (pbk.).Subject(s): Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Ganges River Valley (India and Bangladesh) | Water -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism | Water -- Pollution -- Ganges River Valley (India and Bangladesh) | Sewage -- Ganges River Valley (India and Bangladesh) | Water quality -- Ganges River Valley (India and Bangladesh) | Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India) -- Religious life and customs | Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India) -- Environmental conditions | Ganges River Valley (India and Bangladesh) -- Religious life and customs | Ganges River Valley (India and Bangladesh) -- Environmental conditionsDDC classification: 304.280954 ALL
Contents:
Introduction: Field Methods and Layers of Data 1. Contours of the Geographic, Cultural, and Theoretical Fields 2. The Polyvalency of Purity and Pollution 3. The Power of Ganga 4. Sacred Purity and Uncleanness 5. Purity and Flow 6. Defilement and Fouling in Colonial Law 7. Pollution and the Emergence of Judicial Activism 8. The Institutions of Wastewater Management 9. Contesting Water Quality and Mapping Wastewater 10. Transcendence and Immanence 11. Conclusion: Toward a Paradigm of Discourses and Powers.
Summary: Explores the collision of sacred purity with environmental pollution of the river Ganga (Ganges)
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304.280954 ALL 009479 (Browse shelf) In transit from Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Chennai to Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore since 07/12/2018 009479

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-291) and index.

Introduction: Field Methods and Layers of Data
1. Contours of the Geographic, Cultural, and Theoretical Fields
2. The Polyvalency of Purity and Pollution
3. The Power of Ganga
4. Sacred Purity and Uncleanness
5. Purity and Flow
6. Defilement and Fouling in Colonial Law
7. Pollution and the Emergence of Judicial Activism
8. The Institutions of Wastewater Management
9. Contesting Water Quality and Mapping Wastewater
10. Transcendence and Immanence
11. Conclusion: Toward a Paradigm of Discourses and Powers.

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

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