Toward an Anthropology of Water in Mumbai's Settlements

Nikhil Anand

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to the Anthropology of India
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781405198929
StatePublished - Apr 27 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Channeling human and natural resources toward city - dams, conducive to producing water
  • Cities of the global South - in terms of "splintering urbanism"
  • Construction of Mumbai's water supply system - in creating its Municipal Corporation
  • Improving Mumbai's water system, implementation of 24/7 projects - restructuring management paradigm
  • Matthew Gandy (2008), Mumbai's water infrastructure - as "landscape of disaster"
  • Mumbai's system, from its history - central node of empire, commercial center of India
  • Partial and layered "waterscapes" - not disappearing, persisting in Indian cities
  • Persistent water - contemporary debates around privatization of water
  • Regional disparities and resources - cities drawing on to sustain themselves
  • Toward an anthropology of water in Mumbai's settlements - marginalizations, coping with water scarcity

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