Setting the Context

  • Jenia Mukherjee Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Keywords: epistemology;, hydrosocial, culture, India, water research


Editorial Introduction to the Special Section.


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Author Biography

Jenia Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302


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Special Section: New Epistemologies of Water in India