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Supplying the City: The Role of Reservoirs in an Indian Urban Landscape

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Title: Supplying the City: The Role of Reservoirs in an Indian Urban Landscape
Authors: Morrison, Kathleen D.
Keywords: Irrigation
South Asia
urbanism
agriculture
LC Subject Headings: Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Citation: Morrison, K. D. 1993. Supplying the City: The Role of Reservoirs in an Indian Urban Landscape. Asian Perspectives 32 (2): 133-51.
Series/Report no.: Volume 32
Number 2
Abstract: A class of agricultural facility, the reservoir or "tank," has played an important role in the development of South Indian urban centers. The form and operation, patterns of integration with other facilities, and modes of investment in reservoirs are discussed in the context of the pre-Colonial city of Vijayanagara (c. A.D. 1300-1600). In spite of their general morphological similarities, reservoirs played diverse roles in the organization of Vijayanagara agricultural production and in its pattern of change through time. KEYWORDS: Irrigation, South Asia, urbanism, agriculture.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17027
ISSN: 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
0066-8435 (Print)
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 1993 - Volume 32, Number 2 (Fall)



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