Volume : V, Issue : I, January - 2016

TAGORE’S COGNITION OF LARGE DAM AND ITS RELEVANCE OF PRESENT DEGRADING SCENARIO OF RIVER: A GEOGRAPHICAL APPROACH

Dr. Ananta Gope

Abstract :

Impact of large dam is one of the most buzzing topics of debate in the 21st century. There is unanimity in the global thinking that more than 45000 large dams constructed around the world have played an important positive role on agriculture for food production, industrial water supply, flood control, domestic use and power generation. To many people, it is the potent symbol of patriotic pride and the conquest of nature by human ingenuity. But over dependency of man on technologies for controlling the natural gifts to meet his demand have invited so many unwanted problems sometimes it seems that the very existence of human being will face danger in near future. Tagore warned us about those problems many years ago. A poet warned us in poems, essays and dramas that techno–centric river impedimentation not only bifurcate the integrity of river ecosystem but it will be the means of suppression and exploitation by the powerful to the powerless people in the society in near future. This paper will give us an insight about Tagores view on river impedimentation, its ultimate fate to the society and relevance of modern day thinking of Tagores view for solving our problems

Keywords : Civilization   Cognition   Dam    Development   Equity   Oustee  

Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijsr  

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Dr.Ananta Gope Tagore¥s Cognition of Large Dam And Its Relevance of Present Degrading Scenario of River: A Geographical Approach International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol : 5, Issue : 1 January 2016


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