The Indian Rivers: Scientific and Socio-Economic Aspects
Edited by Dhruv Sen Singh
  • ISBN : 9789811695940
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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The book presents geomorphological studies of the major river basins – the Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra and their tributaries. Besides major basins, the book explores peninsular rivers and other rivers state-by-state. All types of rivers, i.e. snow-fed, rain-fed and groundwater-fed rivers are explained together in geological framework. Rivers are lifeline and understanding of the rivers, their dynamics, science and socio-economic aspect is very important. However, different sources provide different data base for rivers. But a book which explains all major rivers of a country at a single place was not yet available. This book is the first book of its kind in the world which provides expert opinion on all major rivers of a country like India. This book complements works in these areas for the last two to three decades on major rivers of India by eminent professors and scientists from different universities, IITs and Indian research institutions. The information presented in the book would appeal to a wider readership from students, teachers to researchers and planners engaged in developmental work and also to common people of the society concerned with awareness about rivers. CONTENTS 1. Concept of Rivers: An Introduction for Scientific and Socioeconomic Aspects / Dhruv Sen Singh 2. Rivers in Ancient India / D.P. Tewari 3. Eternal Relation of Human Emotions and Rivers in Hindi Literature / Hemanshu Sen 4. Landscape of the Indus River / Anil Kumar and Pradeep Srivastava 5. The Ganga River: A Summary View of a Large River System of the Indian Sub-Continent / S.K. Tandon and R. Sinha 6. Ganga: The Arterial River of India / Pramod Singh, Dhruv Sen Singh and Uma Kant Shukla 7. The Brahmaputra River / Sunil Kumar Singh 8. Alakhnanda–Bhagirathi River System / Sandeep Singh 9. River Ramganga: A Less Discussed Tributary of Ganga River / Ajai Mishra, Shalini Verma and Daya Shankar Singh 10. The Yamuna River: Longest Tributary of Ganga / Nishat and Dhruv Sen Singh 11. The Gomati River: Lifeline of Central Ganga Plain / Anjani K. Tangri, Dhirendra Kumar, Dhruv Sen Singh and Chetan Anand Dubey 12. Ghaghara River System—Its Current Status and Value to Society / Rajiva Mohan 13. The Rapti River: Odyssey from Nepal to India / Biswajeet Thakur and Dhruv Sen Singh 14. The Chhoti Gandak River: Parinirvan Place of Gautam Buddha / Amit Kumar Awasthi, Vikram Bhardwaj, Shailendra Kumar Prajapati and Dhruv Sen Singh 15. The Son, A Vindhyan River / Chinmaya Maharana and Jayant K. Tripathi 16. The Great Gandak River: A Place of First Republic and Oldest University in the World / Dhruv Sen Singh 17. The Burhi Gandak: Most Sinuous River / Dhruv Sen Singh, Abhay Kumar Tiwari and Pawan Kumar Gautam 18. The Dynamic Kosi River and Its Tributaries / Vikrant Jain, Rakesh Kumar, Rahul Kumar Kaushal, Tanushri Gautam and S.K. Singh 19. Analysis of Mahananda River Basin Using Geospatial Data / Narendra Kumar Rana 20. Hooghly River / Prabhat Ranjan and Alagappan Ramanathan 21 Damodar River Basin: Storehouse of Indian Coal / G.C. Mondal, Abhay Kumar Singh and T.B. Singh 22. Subarnarekha River: The Gold Streak of India / Abhay Kumar Singh and Soma Giri 23. The Mahi: An Important West Flowing River of Central India / Anupam Sharma and Kamlesh Kumar 24. Narmada: The Longest Westward Flowing River of the Peninsular India / P.K. Kathal 25. Mahanadi: The Great River / Raj K. Singh and Moumita Das 26. Godavari River: Geomorphology and Socio-economic Characteristics / Md. Babar and R.D. Kaplay 27. Krishna River Basin / Anirban Das and Meet Panchal 28. Cauvery River / S. Chidambaram, A.L. Ramanathan, R. Thilagavathi and N. Ganesh 29. Trans- and Tethyan Himalayan Rivers: In Reference to Ladakh and Lahaul-Spiti, NW Himalaya / Binita Phartiyal, Randheer Singh and Debarati Nag 30 Major River Systems of Jammu and Kashmir / Aparna Shukla and Iram Ali 31. Rivers of Uttarakhand Himalaya: Impact of Floods in the Pindar and Saryu Valleys / Lalit M. Joshi, Anoop K. Singh and Bahadur S. Kotlia 32. The Major Drainage Systems in the Northeastern Region of India / Rahul Verma 33. Rivers of Mainland Gujarat: Physical Environment and Socioeconomic Perspectives / Alpa Sridhar and L.S. Chamyal 34. Purna River, Maharashtra / Ashok K. Srivastava and Vivek M. Kale 35. Saraswati River: It’s Past and Present / G.S. Srivastava 36. Subansiri: Largest Tributary of Brahmaputra River, Northeast India / Manish Kumar Goyal, Shivam, Arup K. Sarma and Dhruv Sen Singh 37 Teesta River and Its Ecosystem / Manish Kumar Goyal and Uttam Puri Goswami 38. Correction to: Cauvery River / S. Chidambaram, A.L. Ramanathan, R. Thilagavathi and N. Ganesh ABOUT THE AUTHOR / EDITOR Dhruv Sen Singh is eminent Professor and renowned teacher at the Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, University of Lucknow, India. Dr. Singh has 21 years of experience in teaching and research, primarily in the areas Climate Change, Glaciology, Quaternary Geology, Rivers of India (Ganga Plains) and natural hazards. He has published over 50 research papers in international and national journals and presented several papers in International and National conferences. He has edited and authored four books and supervised 9 Ph.D. students. While working on the Gangotri Glacier, he has observed some geological phenomena and concluded in 2001 and again in 2016 that the retreat of the glacier is controlled by glacier characteristics apart from global warming and there is no threat to the Gangotri glacier. On the basis of this observation and geological records he explained that melting of glaciers and climate change is a natural process and had taken place earlier during the history of the earth much before the evolution of man on the planet earth. He also identified lateral erosion as a new fluvial hazard in 2011. He was also involved in developing the model for the evolution of Ganga Plain foreland basin. He explained and highlighted in 2002 in Gangotri Glacier area and again in 2014 in Kedarnath area that how the landforms and landscape in a glaciated terrain are modified by secondary processes. He is actively involved in the scientific mainly geological knowledge dissemination and trying his best to apply Geology for the human welfare. Dr. Singh was a member of the first and second Indian Expedition to the Arctic (North Pole Region) in 2007 and 2008. He is recipient of Vigyan Ratna Award in 2010 by the Council of Science and Technology (CST), Government of Uttar Pradesh. His teaching capabilities and research work achieved a new height when Department of Higher Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow conferred him with the highest award of ‘Sikchhak Shree’ in 2013 and Saraswati Samman in 2014.