Sharing Mountain Water

Sociologist Ujjwal Pradhan takes a look at the give-and-take among the villagers of two hamlets in Central Nepal as they jockey for rights to precious irrigation water.

South of the town of Tansen, near the Kali Gandaki river, there are four Magar villages which are tied together in their dependence on the Barangdi rivulet. From upstream to downstream, they are Taplek, Pokhariya, Cherlung and Artunga.

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