History of Canal Irrigation in Coastal ORISSA: 1866-1947

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  • Author :Baira Ganjan Dash
  • Year of Publication :2020
  • ISBN: :9789388937443
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 152
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Environmental Science, Geography

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About the Book :

History of Canal Irrigation in Coastal Orissa: 1866-1947 presents an authoritative description of the history of what was known as canal system in coastal colonial Orissa. The text is a strictly original work and primarily based on the author's research on economic history of Orissa. The main features of canal irrigation have been given in full detail for a clear-cut understanding of canal irrigation. Challenging earlier interpretations, the book moves away from a largely colonial or masterly narrative to a realistic history. The work provides a detailed account of the extension of canal irrigation system starting from its beginning. It also explains what led to the introduction of canal irrigation. A comprehensive study on various impacts of canal irrigation is also given and finally in disguisedly the book gives us important insights into the primary aim of the colonial rule which was the economic exploitation.
A comprehensive textbook book for the students of economic history and interested readers, History of Canal Irrigation in Coastal Orissa: 1866-1947 is essential reading for a broader understanding of the economic history of colonial coastal Orissa.

About Author :

Baira Ganjan Dash teaches history at Dhamnagar College (Bhadrak), Fakir Mohan University. He is an emerging historian.