The Bengal Delta

ecology, state and social change, 1840-1943 by Iftekhar Iqbal

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan in Basingstoke, New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 268 Downloads: 479
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Subjects:

  • Politics and government,
  • Political ecology,
  • Agriculture,
  • Social change,
  • Environmental conditions,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Nationalism,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-264) and index.

StatementIftekhar Iqbal
SeriesCambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS485.B49 I27 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 268 p. :
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25565291M
ISBN 100230231837
ISBN 109780230231832
OCLC/WorldCa632079110

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Jute was the second-most widely consumed fiber in the world, after cotton. While the sack circulated globally, the plant was cultivated almost exclusively by peasant smallholders in a small corner of the world: the Bengal delta.

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The Bengal Delta: Ecology, State and Social Change, – (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series)Format: Hardcover. The Ganges Delta (also known as the Sundarbans Delta or the Bengal Delta) is a river delta in the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, consisting of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West is the world's largest river delta and it empties into the Bay of Bengal with the combined waters of several river systems, mainly those of the Brahmaputra river and the Ganges river.

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These two rivers together with another non-Himalayan river, the meghna, have built one of the largest delta in the world known as the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta or the Bengal Delta.

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A Local History of Global Capital traces how jute bound the Bengal delta's peasantry to turbulent global capital, and how global commodity markets shaped everyday peasant life and determined the difference between Brand: Princeton University Press.

Most of the Bengal region lies in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta, but there are highlands in its north, northeast and Ganges Delta arises from the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers and their respective tributaries.

The total area of Bengal iskm 2 —West Bengal is 88, km 2 (34, sq mi) and Bangladesh. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Majumdar, S.C. (Satish Chandra), Rivers of the Bengal delta. [Calcutta]: University of Calcutta, With a focus on colonial Bengal, this book demonstrates how the dynamics of agrarian prosperity or decline, communal conflicts, poverty and famine can only be properly understood from an ecological perspective as well as discussions of state's coercion and Brand: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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In the last five decades, the Bengal Delta has prograded at a rate of 17 km2/y, whereas most large deltas elsewhere in the world suffered from sediment starvation. With a focus on colonial Bengal, this book demonstrates how the dynamics of agrarian prosperity or decline, communal conflicts, poverty and famine can only be properly understood from an ecological perspective as well as discussions of state's coercion and popular resistance, market forces and dependency, or contested cultures and consciousness.

The book weaves together threads of experiences of Muslim migrants like Shamsul Huq, who migrated from and settled within the Bengal delta region after Book Description. India’s partition in and the creation of Bangladesh in saw the displacement and resettling of millions of Muslims and Hindus, resulting in profound transformations across the region.

A third of the region’s population sought shelter across new borders, almost all of them resettling in the Bengal delta itself. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xx, pages: illustrations, maps ; 23 cm. Contents: Introduction --Ecology and agrarian relations in the nineteenth century --Economy and society: the myth and reality of "Sonar Bangla" --The political ecology of the peasant: the Faraizi Movement between revolution and passive resistance.

This book brings the local economy of jute cultivation in Bengal into the global network of jute production. Jute was a global commodity similar to cotton and sugar and its production integrated the local economy into the ups and down of global capitalism.

Evolution of the Bengal Delta and its prevailing processes. Bangladesh, occupying low-lying floodplains and tidal plains, has one of the largest and the most disaster-prone populous deltas in the world. The Bengal Delta is a tide-dominated delta, where tides play the key role in the sediment dispersal process and in shaping the by: Jute was the second-most widely consumed fiber in the world, after cotton.

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The Bengal Delta: Ecology, State and Social Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, S. $, cloth, ISBN Reviewed by Michael Mann Published on H-Soz-u-Kult (September, ) In the first paragraph of his introduction Iftekhar Iqbal states that “this book argues that an.

His book is about the rivers, towns, and farms of the Bengal delta, while the backdrop contains the jute mills of Calcutta, European capital, and the global jute market.

Rappaport's object of analysis is the commodity of tea, but through a "ground up" approach, a method for which she cites Lynn Hunt (p. 7).Author: Laura Tavolacci. The Bengal Delta: Ecology, State and Social Change, CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): This book is an attempt to ecologically revisit the much written-about politico-economic history of Bengal, particularly that of Eastern Bengal from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

At the onset it can be stated that while doing this, the book largely remains successful in presenting. Jute was the second-most widely consumed fiber in the world, after cotton. While the sack circulated globally, the plant was cultivated almost exclusively by peasant smallholders in a small corner of the world: the Bengal delta.

This book examines how jute fibers entangled the delta's peasantry in the rhythms and vicissitudes of global capital. Book Review: Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta: The Making of Calcutta.

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1) foregrounds the juridical, technological, and proprietary debates that transformed a shifting assemblage of “shoals, mudflats, marshes, char, diara” (p. 86) and other forms of littoral space along the Hooghly River into apparently solid : Benjamin Siegel.Bengal Delta where the women migrate only to peri-urban areas of Kolkata, to work as domestic help (CRS, ; CSE, ; Prakashi ) Thadani and Todaro (), in developing a framework on analyzing female migration in the developing countries, postulates that migration of .life in the Empire No.

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