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Rivers of India
Rivers of India
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Human civilization and cultures grew on the bank of rivers. For an agricultural country like India, rivers and even more important. In Indian culture, rivers are worshipped; as life-giving mother. Based on a comprehensive research, the book explains the cultural, social and economic and commercial significance of rivers in the country. The present book, translated from original Hindi, also discusses National Water Policy and disputes over distribution of water resources.

About the Author

Radhakant Bharati (born 1939) has been a serious scholar of Geography. He has edited Bhagirathi, a journal of water resources, for several years. He has written copiously on aspects related to geography, tourism, sociology etc. his documentaries on major rivers of India have been highly appreciated.

Sandeep Sinha, chief copy editor with the Hindustan Times, is a post-graduate in History. He writes on a variety of socio-political issues and has also served as a Research Associate with the Bharatiya Jnanpith, New Delhi.

CONTENTS
Prefacevii
1Importance of the Study of
Water flow in the Indian Context
1
2North Indian Streams: The Himalayan Region7
3River Streams of South India37
4Other Rivers of Central and South India45
5North and South India : Features of Water Flow55
6Waterways for Communication58
7Development of River Valley Projects63
8Project Ganga122
9National Water Policy134
10Floods: Cycle of Events and Consequences149
Appendix I169
Appendix II180
Bibliography181

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About the Book

Human civilization and cultures grew on the bank of rivers. For an agricultural country like India, rivers and even more important. In Indian culture, rivers are worshipped; as life-giving mother. Based on a comprehensive research, the book explains the cultural, social and economic and commercial significance of rivers in the country. The present book, translated from original Hindi, also discusses National Water Policy and disputes over distribution of water resources.

About the Author

Radhakant Bharati (born 1939) has been a serious scholar of Geography. He has edited Bhagirathi, a journal of water resources, for several years. He has written copiously on aspects related to geography, tourism, sociology etc. his documentaries on major rivers of India have been highly appreciated.

Sandeep Sinha, chief copy editor with the Hindustan Times, is a post-graduate in History. He writes on a variety of socio-political issues and has also served as a Research Associate with the Bharatiya Jnanpith, New Delhi.

CONTENTS
Prefacevii
1Importance of the Study of
Water flow in the Indian Context
1
2North Indian Streams: The Himalayan Region7
3River Streams of South India37
4Other Rivers of Central and South India45
5North and South India : Features of Water Flow55
6Waterways for Communication58
7Development of River Valley Projects63
8Project Ganga122
9National Water Policy134
10Floods: Cycle of Events and Consequences149
Appendix I169
Appendix II180
Bibliography181
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