Sharing the Ganges: the politics and technology of river development

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Sage Publications in association with the Book Review Literary Trust, New Delhi, 1995 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
"There is a lot of food for thought here for those who visualise a region based people-oriented development approach to be worked out so that a large proportion of the world's poorest people would be given a chance to lead a better life. Joint rivers basin development is one such important measure. Informal group meetings have been held from time to time to discuss the possibilities. One hopes that such groups and scholarly contributions like the one made by Ben Crow and associates create a popular consciousness regarding the real issue, that is, regional river development, and activate decision makers to choose the right course of action1⁄4. The book is a very important contribution towards understanding the problem, and should have a wide readership." --South Asian Survey "[The] book is strong on history, diagnosis and evaluation1⁄4 [and] ends on an up-beat note, in restating the merits of regional cooperation." --Development Policy Review "I recommend this book to all those who are involved in river development across provincial or national boundaries." --Deccan Herald "This is a very well-written and interesting book on the topic of shard water resources and international water conflict."

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Ben Crow is the author of books including "The Food Question, Markets, Class and Social Change, " and "Sharing the Ganges". He is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Suresh K. Lodha is Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published more than 100 articles in journals and conferences.

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