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Waste of a Nation

Garbage and Growth in India

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$29.95 • £21.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674980600

Publication: March 2018

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416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 4 maps, 4 charts, 9 tables

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  • List of Maps, Illustrations, and Tables*
  • Preface
  • Note on Transliteration
  • Introduction
  • 1. Time and Place
  • 2. Growth and Garbage
  • 3. Sewage and Society
  • 4. Recycling and Value
  • 5. Technology and Imperfection
  • 6. Local Governments and Limitations
  • 7. Occupations and Possibilities
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Maps, Illustrations, and Tables
    • Maps
      • I.1 India
      • 1.1 Mumbai
      • 3.1 India: rivers and annual rainfall
      • 6.1 National Capital Territory of Delhi
    • Illustrations
      • I.1 Prime Minister Modi launches the Swachh Bharat campaign in Valmiki Basti, New Delhi, October 2, 2014
      • I.2 Gandhi’s spectacles peer down on a householder dumping kitchen scraps
      • 1.1 Landfill at Belgachia, Howrah, West Bengal
      • 1.2 Sewer diving in Varanasi
      • 2.1 Population of India, 1901–2011
      • 2.2 Growth in each decade: urban and rural population, 1951–2011
      • 2.3 Brushing with daatuun, a neem twig, on the ghats in Varanasi
      • 2.4 Selling daatuun
      • 2.5 Registered motor vehicles, 1951–2011
      • 3.1 Urban households connected to sewerage, 2011
      • 4.1 Weighing in at a kabaadi shop in Varanasi
      • 4.2 Helping the family by collecting recyclables in Varanasi
      • 4.3 Woman on her way to a kabaadi in Pune
      • 4.4 Ships beached for destruction at Alang, Gujarat
      • 4.5 Separating strands of hair from a street collection in Varanasi
      • 4.6 Weighing and bagging by waste-hair kabaadi in Varanasi
      • 4.7 Processing long, black waste hair in New Delhi
      • 4.8 Plastic and metal waste in Dharavi, Mumbai
      • 7.1 Roofed processing center for separating dry and wet waste and making compost and refuse-derived fuel in Thippenahalli, Bengaluru
      • 7.2 Extracting compost, refuse-derived fuel, plastic, metal, and paper from a neglected dumping ground in Raichur, Karnataka
      • 7.3 A waste-picker collects recyclables at an open dump in Thiruvananthapuram
      • 7.4 People and pigs search the Belgachia dump in Howrah
      • 7.5 Uniformed workers with a sorted load in Pune
      • 7.6 Kabaadi presides over payments and acquisitions in Pune
    • Tables
      • I.1 Television and refrigerator households, 1996 and 2015
      • 2.1 Population growth, 1901–2011
      • 2.2 Rural and urban population growth, 1951–2011
      • 2.3 Population below the poverty line, 2004–2005 to 2011–2012
      • 2.4 Registered motor vehicles, 1951–2011
      • 2.5 Estimates of annual urban waste generation in India
      • 2.6 Population densities of selected countries, 2017
      • 3.1 Urban households connected to sewerage, 2011
      • 3.2 Urban households not connected to sewerage, 2011