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Blood and WaterThe Indus River Basin in Modern History$
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David Gilmartin

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520285293

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520285293.001.0001

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Irrigation and the Baloch Frontier

Irrigation and the Baloch Frontier

(p.27) 2 Irrigation and the Baloch Frontier
Blood and Water

David Gilmartin

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on the early years of colonial water development in the Indus basin, and in particular, on the mid-nineteenth-century history of irrigation and canalbuilding among Baloch tribesmen on the trans-Indus frontier in Upper Sind and in Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab. Baloch chiefs took active roles in irrigation investment, but often with assumptions about the politics of irrigation—and its relationship to tribal authority—that were far different from those of the British. The chapter explores the ways that British and Baloch ideas intersected and traces the evolving role of tribal and genealogical community as an important element in British thinking on irrigation investment.

Keywords:   Sind, Indus river, Baloch, Dera Ghazi Khan, frontiers, British Empire

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