Books and Book Reviews

Book review: Future Earth
The book outlines how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades. Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months 1 week ago
Climate change (Image: Kai Stachowiak; Public domain pictures)
Watershed Management Compendium
This compendium by Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra answers all questions that will be of great use to practitioners engaged in both engineering and management aspects of watershed management in the field. aartikelkar posted 11 months ago
Watershed management in India (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Rajasthan's ancient yet ever-evolving water heritage
A book documents the enormous range of water harvesting systems still in use in Rajasthan. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 4 months ago
The design of Chand baodi (stepwell) in Abhaneri village, Rajasthan, was intended to conserve as much water as possible (Image: Unseen Horizons, Flickr Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0)
River basin governance: Learnings from Cauvery conflict
While the recent ruling of the Supreme court on the Cauvery conflict opens up new possibilities, a push for holistic and interdisciplinary river basin governance is required. aartikelkar posted 1 year 9 months ago
Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
India Unshackled: A book discussion
The editor of a new book that lays out alternative futures for India discusses India, democracy and development with a noted journalist. chicu posted 2 years 7 months ago
Joy (L) and Pema (R) in discussion.
Book Release and Discussion on ‘Alternative Futures: India Unshackled’, a book edited by Ashish Kothari and K. J. Joy
The book is a collection of 35 essays containing dreams, visions, and pathways of reaching a just and sustainable India. priyad posted 2 years 10 months ago
Alternative Futures: India Unshackled
A remarkable, first-ever collection of 35 essays on India’s future, by a diverse set of authors – activists, researchers, media practitioners. priyad posted 2 years 10 months ago
Alternative Futures: India Unshackled
In the name of development
The indigenous community of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been systematically alienated from their land by the colonial and post-colonial policies. A new book chronicles the change. Amita Bhaduri posted 3 years 6 months ago
The forests and the tribal communities of the islands are being decimated. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
A book every city needs
Jal Aur Samaj' takes the readers through the pond culture of Bikaner that nurtured its past and holds promise for its future. Manu Moudgil posted 3 years 10 months ago
One of the ponds in Bikaner.
Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab
A book by the late Shri Anupam Mishra, now available in Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, English AND Russian! ashis posted 3 years 11 months ago
Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab: Anupam Mishra