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Anthropology of Water: Perspectives from Traditional Water Management Regime in Rural India
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering, Water Management.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6166-4992
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering.
2009 (English)In: Man in India, ISSN 0025-1569, Vol. 89, no 1-2, 215-228 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Water a natural resource, is characterized by multitudes of traits which are distinctively processed by diversified thoughts and beliefs orienting the behaviour-patterns of the people. The present paper highlights the integrated inter-relation between water as a natural sources and human societies. Water works as an essence in human existence and at the sametime it in seen that this particular element of the environment has been specifically moulded by the social-cultural patterns of the people in such a way that it takes the principal role in governing the peoples sacred and secular mode of life-situation. In the perspective of this view-point an attempt has been made here to study the traditional water management system that are still prevalent in Indian villages. This study is engaged to explore the water management pattern in the background of socio-cultural and ritualistic traditions in the caste-oriented villages in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Day to day water use by the people and the associated values, norms and taboos open up such a unique dimension which can best be illustrated and analysed through the domain of anthropology of water.

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2009. Vol. 89, no 1-2, 215-228 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-81099ISI: 000208259900017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80053482635OAI: diva2:497117

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