Interview with Development Resources Press

Published 2014-09-30.
Why did you write this book?
We have worked as a team for many years now, doing field visits to all parts of Bangladesh. We've been doing these studies on behalf of international development organizations such as UNICEF, WaterAid, CARE, and the World Bank. The countryside is beautiful, and the people we meet are hospitable and generous with their time. They have shared their views, their frustrations, and their hopes. We have become more and more fascinated with the unique ways that they think about water, and we want to share what we have learned. Most of us have taken pictures, and we want to share those as well.
Do you think the people you work for will be interested in this book?
We are trying to bridge the gap between folk thinking and the scientific views of the engineers and other water specialists working in the large development organizations. These scientists do not usually go into village homes and learn people's views as we have done. We have discovered some problems, some misunderstandings that need to be addressed. The organizations we work for mostly have welcomed our information.
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Books by This Author

Water Culture in South Asia: Bangladesh Perspectives
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,170. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Development Resources Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Applied Sciences
“Water is life” in Bangladesh. Based on five researchers’ long-term involvement with water development programs, this book introduces the reader to the vast range of meanings that water has in this South Asian country, where village women struggle daily for access to safe supplies. Mythology, ancient sciences, folklore, and language provide a cultural foundation for water's uses in the home.