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Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India Hardcover – 15 Mar 2018

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“This is a landmark publication providing a comprehensive look at various aspects of ‘waste' in Indian society and history. I particularly admire the skill with which the authors combine historical, anecdotal, economic, ethnographic, and even technical details to provide an enjoyable read that is, at the same time, deeply instructive.—Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago
“Waste of a Nation confronts simplifications and myths about India's complex culture and its environmental challenges. Doron and Jeffrey have written an ambitious book that provides a very good guide about how one of the world's most populous nations handles waste in its many manifestations, as well as the all too human consequences.—Martin V. Melosi, author of Garbage in the Cities: Refuse, Reform, and the Environment and The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the Present

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Assa Doron is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Anthropology, College of Asia & the Pacific, at the Australian National University.

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