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Living on the Edge

Char Dwellers in Bangladesh

Editors: Zaman, Mohammad, Alam, Mustafa (Eds.)

  • Offers a major collection of articles on Bangladesh chars
  • Has a multidisciplinary, global team of authors
  • Examines potentials of chars from a development perspective
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In Bangladesh, the chars within the river channels are an important part of its landscape. However, these land masses continue to remain isolated, deprived of services, and pockets of poverty in the country. The char dwellers are vulnerable to natural hazards like flood and erosion.  In addition to these hazards, the coastal chars are faced with the imminent problem of widespread inundation due to sea level rise resulting from climate change.
Within this context, the book Living on the Edge: Char Dwellers in Bangladesh has brought together valuable scholarship on the diverse issues relating to the chars and the communities living in there. This comprehensive collection, with contribution of experts on the subject from across the globe, provides an understanding of the problems faced by the char dwellers and also comes up with policy prescriptions for ensuring overall welfare of char communities in the country.

About the authors

Mohammad Zaman is an international development/resettlement specialist and advisory professor, National Research Center for Resettlement, Hohai University, Nanjing, China. He carried out extensive ethnographic research on disaster and displacement in the Brahmaputra-Jamuna floodplain. For many years, his core research has been on char settlement, their economies and social organizations and how these have been historically shaped by the colonial and post-colonial land tenure and administration with regard to alluvial and diluvial lands. He is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, and advisor to the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India.
Mustafa Alam, a Professor (Retired) in Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, has a rich background in research on issues relating to integrated water resources management. He participated as a professional team member in several Flood Action Plan study components in Bangladesh, where his involvement in the multidisciplinary Charland Study figured prominently. Prof. Alam gained valuable experience about char life in the country through this study, whereby he carried out extensive fieldwork in numerous chars spread around all the major river systems of the country. Apart from miscellaneous reports he produced on issues relating to chars in Bangladesh, he has a number of valuable publications to his credit on the subject. Given this background, Prof. Alam’s role as an editor of this volume certainly adds value to the discourses contained in it.

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eBook $129.00
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 8, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-73592-0
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-73591-3
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living on the Edge
Book Subtitle
Char Dwellers in Bangladesh
Editors
  • Mohammad Zaman
  • Mustafa Alam
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73592-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73592-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73591-3
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 388
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour
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