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Traditional water management practices of Uttarakhand /

Traditional water management practices of Uttarakhand /
DK Number:DK-217757
ISBN: 9788182745537
Title: Traditional water management practices of Uttarakhand /
Author: Manikant Shah.
Imprint: New Delhi : Published by Pentagon Press in association with Infinity Foundation,
Physical Desc.: xxxiii, 164 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Series Information: ([Pentagon Press and] Infinity Foundation series)
Year: 2012
Price: USD 50.95
Subject Strings: Hydraulic structures--India--Uttarakhand--History.
  Water-supply--India--Uttarakhand--Management--History.
  Ethnoscience--India--Uttarakhand.
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Enriched with a detailed global perspective on traditional hydraulics and its significance as a vanishing folk heritage, this work is an indepth and well-researched study of the wide diversity of traditional hydraulic structures, including their technology, in the specific context of the Uttarakhand state of India, located in the Central Himalayan region. Introducing the reader to the geo-ethnic mosaic of Uttarakhand for a better understanding of its tradition of water management, the book takes through a journey of diverse traditional water collection and distribution systems across the State, their structures and technology, and their use for purposes such as drinking, irrigation and power generation—vividly illustrated through numerous colour photographs. Based on author's intensive and extensive field surveys involving interaction with the village and tribal folk, the book closes with a strong argument that highlights the relevance of this folk scientific heritage to meet the prevailing global water crisis.

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Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
1. INTRODUCTION1
TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE5
KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS: TRADITIONAL AND MODERN7
TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE IN INDIA11
TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND HYDRAULICS15
2. GEO-ETHNIC MOSAIC OF UTTARAKHAND17
PHYSICAL MAKE UP OF UTTARAKHAND19
SOCIO-CULTURAL MOSAIC OF UTTARAKHAND26
TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE IN UTTARAKHAND34
THE JAL-SANSKRITI OF UTTARAKHAND37
3. TRADITIONAL HYDRAULIC TECHNOLOGY OF UTTARAKHAND46
QUENCHING THE THIRST OF THE EARTTH: CHAALS AND KHAALS48
CHANNELING THE FREE FLOWING WATERS: DHARAS52
MARVELS OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE: NAULAS60
THE KUANS IN MOUNTAINS?78
TRADITIONAL IRRIGATION: GUHLS80
USING THE WATER POWER: GHARATS85
4. TRADITIONAL HYDRAULICS - A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE95
THE WORLD96
INDIA104
5. TRADITIONAL HYDRAULICS AND ITS RELEVANGE113
WATER CRISIS IN UTTARAKHAND113
RELEVANCE OF TRADITIONAL HYDRAULIC TECHNOLOGY125
CONCLUSION139
6. CONCLUSION140
GLOSSARY152
BIBLIOGRAPHY155
INDEX163
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2. History And Philosophy Of Pure And Applied Sciences
3. Civil Engineering
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