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Politics of Himalayan River Waters: An Analysis of the River Water Issues of Nepal, India and Bangladesh

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Title:Politics of Himalayan River Waters: An Analysis of the River Water Issues of Nepal, India and Bangladesh


Author:B.C Upreti

Publisher:Nirala Publications

Publish Year:1993

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Business / Economics | Politics | Environment / Gardening | Anthropology/ Sociology | Science | Nepal Economy | Non Fiction | Social Science | Development | South Asia


Remarks:contains bibliography, appendix, index, references


Size:142 x 222 mm


Price:USD 4.72

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  • This book explores the development potential of the Gange- Brahmaputra river systems in context of Nepal- India and Bangladesh. Employing the up to date data available so far, Dr. Upreti points out how the vast potential of Himalayan river waters has become a victim of ¬†vicious political tangle. Providing an indepth study of the patterns of co-operation, and problems and issues involved in the sharing of the rivers waters of mutual benefits, the author highlights how the water diplomacy pursued by the riparian states has politicized the issues and created hurdles. The fear psychosis of the smaller states vis-a vis India and narrow interests of the ruling elites of these countries have made the optimum utilization of the water resources impossible. The book is the first comprehensive attempt to evolve a detailed ¬†understanding of the issues involved in the quest for understanding of the issues involved in the quest for cooperation among the basin countries on mutual advantageous basis.

    B.C Upreti

    He is India's well known scholar on South Asian studies. His published works are Dynamics of Foreign Aid, A Study of Indian Aid to Nepal,Nation Building in South Asia,SAARC, Perceptions and Policies, Indo. Nepal Relations, The Nepali Congress and Indian Community in Nepal.
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