This is what Nature has become: Tracing climate and water narratives in India’s rainfed drylands

Bharucha, Zareen Pervez (2019) This is what Nature has become: Tracing climate and water narratives in India’s rainfed drylands. Geoforum, 101. pp. 285-293. ISSN 0016-7185

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Abstract

This article traces the evolution of water scarcity narratives in the Indian drylands. In doing so, it shows how the politics of water scarcity has remained undergirded by a persistent and ubiquitous framing of climate-driven scarcity framings, which predates widespread recognition of anthropogenic climate change as a pressing concern. Using a combination of existing sources and analysis of key national and state level policy documents, I show how scarcity-focused narratives have remained stable over time and across the range of policies and sectors.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Climate, Drylands, India, Rainfed Agriculture, Water
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email Zareen.Bharucha@anglia.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 12:35
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:08
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703672

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