University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Arjun Appadurai

Wells in Western India

Irrigation and Cooperation in an Agricultural Society

By: Arjun Appadurai

Introduction The principal purpose of this paper is to decribe the social arrangement surrounding access to water from open-surface wells in a rural Indian setting. This description raises certain questions concerning the sociology of cooperation in a traditional agricultural society undergoing rapid economic and technical change. Some of these questions are briefly discussed in the […]