A remarkable book, combining rigorous analysis, original methodology, and insightful conclusions. Drew has woven the various arguments about damming the Ganges into an engaging narrative in this model of careful research and clear writing.
—Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology
Based on years of ethnographic research, this breakthrough text, with its explicit focus on gendered dynamics and disparities, is a nuanced, insightful, and essential read. Highly recommended for students and scholars in the environmental social sciences and humanities.
—Barbara Rose Johnston, Center for Political Ecology
An exceptionally well documented and engaging account of the gendered and religious dimensions of social movements debating the Ganges's natural and constructed future forms. Drew skillfully argues for more nuanced approaches to the anthropology of environmental social movements, as well as for greater inclusion of lay people in natural resources decision making.
—Mary M. Cameron, Professor of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University