From source to sink

  title={From source to sink},
  author={Awadhendra Sharan},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  pages={425 - 462}
  • Awadhendra Sharan
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
This article examines the making of a modern colonial city through the rhetoric of ‘improvement’ and ‘progress’ in relation to water. The reference is to the history of water in the city of Delhi and what may be called ‘the first science of environment’ in a colonial urban context, with a focus not so much on the ‘extent’ of water supply and drainage, and its (in)adequacy in the colonial city, as on concerns around the ‘(im)purity’ of water, narratives of pollution, technologies of purity and… Expand

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