Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Citizenship in Mumbai by Nikhil Anand
English | Mar. 17, 2017 | ISBN: 0822362546 | 313 Pages | PDF | 23 MB
In Hydraulic City Nikhil Anand explores the politics of Mumbai's water infrastructure to demonstrate how citizenship emerges through the continuous efforts to control, maintain, and manage the city's water. Through extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Mumbai's settlements, Anand found that Mumbai's water flows, not through a static collection of pipes and valves, but through a dynamic infrastructure built on the relations between residents, plumbers, politicians, engineers, and the 3,000 miles of pipe that bind them.