Dancing with the River

Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Gopa Samanta

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    Abstract

    With this book Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta offer an intimate glimpse into the microcosmic world of "hybrid landscapes." Focusing on chars—the part-land, part-water, low-lying sandy masses that exist within the riverbeds in the floodplains of lower Bengal—the authors show how, both as real-life examples and as metaphors, chars straddle the conventional categories of land and water, and how people who live on them fluctuate between legitimacy and illegitimacy. The result, a study of human habitation in the nebulous space between land and water, charts a new way of thinking about land, people, and people's ways of life.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUnited States of America
    PublisherYale University Press
    Number of pages288
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780300188301
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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