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Empire and ecology in the Bengal Delta : the making of Calcutta / Debjani Bhattacharyya.

Author/creator Bhattacharyya, Debjani author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxvi, 241 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in environment and history
Studies in environment and history. ^A127013
Contents Almanac of a tidal basin -- Part I. Environmental consolidations. Power and silt -- Drying a delta -- Part II. Legal maneuvers. Notarizing possessions -- Commerce in land -- Part III. Unreal estate. Speculative properties -- Conclusion: disappearing coastlines.
Abstract "History of dramatic ecological changes in the Bengal Delta from 1760 to 1920 involves land, water and humans, tracing the stories and struggles that link them together"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017059343
ISBN1108425747 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN9781108443340 paperback alkaline paper
ISBN1108443346 paperback alkaline paper

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