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Rivers of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta

A Fluvial Account of Bengal


Part of the Geography of the Physical Environment book series (GEOPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Kalyan Rudra
    Pages 15-25
  3. Kalyan Rudra
    Pages 49-71
  4. Kalyan Rudra
    Pages 73-76
  5. Kalyan Rudra
    Pages 77-93
  6. Kalyan Rudra
    Pages 107-124
  7. Kalyan Rudra
    Pages 125-136
  8. Kalyan Rudra
    Pages 137-162
  9. Kalyan Rudra
    Pages 173-185
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-190

About this book


This is the first comprehensive book on the rivers of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. This volume covers all aspects of this highly populated region including land conflicts and environmental impacts such as the Indo-Bangladesh conflict over sharing of trans-boundary water. This book addresses the topic from a highly interdisciplinary perspective covering areas of geography, geology, environment, history, archaeology, sociology and politics of the Bengal region.

The book appeals to a wide range of audiences from India, Bangladesh and the international community. The style of presentation makes it easily suitable for students, researchers and interested laymen. 


Geological Evolution of GBM Delta Hydro-diplomacy India Changing river courses Bengal Seasonal Floods and Flood Risks Farakka Barrage Environmental Impacts in Bengal Trans-boundary Water Issues Water conflict India Bangladesh Erosion, Avulsion and Sediment River Embankment Sundarban Jamuna

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Environment DepartmentWest Bengal Pollution Control BoardKolkataIndia

About the authors

Dr. Kalyan Rudra is presently Chairman of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board and also member of the Central Pollution Control Board. He is a Geographer by academic training specialized in river and water management. He took a break from his protracted teaching carrier in 2007 and joined a research project of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board. He worked as the Project Director in two projects of WBPCB - one on water resource and its quality and the other on dynamic river system of West Bengal. He has been the expert-member in the committee constituted by the apex court of the State for cleaning the Ganga since 2005. Dr. Rudra was a member of the National Flood Management Core Group and headed the committee constituted to advise the Government of West Bengal on the issue of Indo-Bangladesh sharing of Teesta water. He had been a member of the consortium of IITs which submitted the Ganga River Basin Management Plan to the Government of India in 2015.

He is a regular Guest Faculty in the National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Academic Staff Colleges of Calcutta and Burdwan University. He has written/edited five books and many research papers which have been published in reputed journals of India and abroad. Dr. Rudra also worked with the International Union for Conservation of Nature to prepare the Indo-Bangladesh Transboundary River Atlas. He has worked on the history of mapping Bengal and edited “A Bengal Atlas” by James Rennell (1780).

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