Only some large floodplains have prominent levees; some have coarse splays; many have accessory channel dispersion and reworking, whilst still water sedimentation in lacustrine environments dominates some lower reaches. Infills are also commonly funnelled into prior, and often linear, negative relief forms relating to former migration within the mainstream channel belt. Shuttle Radar Topography Mission […]

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Chapter 4 is nearly as revelatory; Feldman takes the castrato’s musical feats of Chapter 3 and puts them into historical practice. She argues that the connection between an eighteenth century love of bravura singing as epitomized by castrati such as Farinelli corresponded to new proto capitalist sites of monetary exchange. In other words, she contends […]

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It became a dirty war of attrition in which the slums and the criminal gangs began to play an increasingly larger role. Stabbing an unaware member of the other community became the preferred mode of warfare. I still remember the widowed mother of two teenaged school children who were Calcutta being an impersonal, diverse city, […]

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