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This book is about the politics of water resource development and management in India, with special reference to the Narmada river waters dispute. The author draws on a wealth of studies on Narmada as also his own research to analyse the controversy from the perspective of a political scientist.

The author analyses three aspects of the conflict over developing the waters of the Narmada:

- The politics of the inter-state river water dispute over Narmada waters in the context of Indian centre-state and inter-state relationships and the constitutional and legal mechanisms for resolving disputes among riparian states.
- The Narmada upstream-downstream politics implicit in the battle between downstream Gujarat and Rajasthan versus upstream Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
- The much-publicized struggle between those for and others against the construction of the gigantic Sardar Sarovar dam.

Given the highly contentious nature of these struggles, the author objectively highlights how and why the outcomes of such struggles have largely depended on the realities of power.

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Author(s)John R Wood
PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
ISBN9780761935650
Pages288
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearFebruary 2007