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Dirty, Sacred Rivers: Confronting South Asia’s Water Crisis

Cheryl Colopy


Dirty, Sacred Rivers explores South Asia's increasingly urgent water crisis, taking readers on a journey through North India, Nepal and Bangladesh, from the Himalaya to the Bay of Bengal. The book shows how rivers, traditionally revered by the people of the Indian subcontinent, have in recent decades deteriorated dramatically due to economic progress and gross mismanagement. Dams and ill-advised embankments strangle the Ganges and its sacred tributaries. Rivers have become sewage channels for a burgeoning population. To tell the story of this enormous river basin, environmental journalist Che ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199845019
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199845019.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cheryl Colopy, author