Some readings – पढ़ने के लिए


Anand, Nikhil. ‘Pressure: The PoliTechnics of Water Supply in Mumbai.’ Cultural Anthropology 26, no. 4 (2011): 542–64.

Birkenholtz, Trevor. ‘“Full-Cost Recovery”: Producing Differentiated Water Collection Practices and Responses to Centralized Water Networks in Jaipur, India’. Environment and Planning A 42, no. 9 (2010): 2238–53.

Carroll, Patrick. ‘Water and Technoscientific State Formation in California.’ Social Studies of Science 42, no. 4 (2012): 489–516.

Carse, A. ‘Nature as infrastructure: Making and managing the Panama Canal Watershed.’ Social Studies of Science 42, no. 4 (2012): 539–563.

Ranganathan, Malini. ‘Paying for Pipes, Claiming Citizenship: Political Agency and Water Reforms at the Urban Periphery.’ International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, June 2013.

Roy, Ananya. ‘Conclusion: Postcolonial Urbanism: Speed, Hysteria, Mass Dreams.’ Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global, 2011, 307–35.

Simone, A. M. ‘People as Infrastructure: Intersecting Fragments in Johannesburg.’ Public Culture 16, no. 3 (2004): 407–29.


Andey, S. P., & Kelkar, P. S. (2009). Influence of Intermittent and Continuous Modes of Water Supply on Domestic Water Consumption. Water Resources Management, 23(12), 2555–2566.

Asthana, V. (2011). The urban water reform project: a critical discourse analysis of the water policy making process in Delhi, India. Water Policy, 13(6), 769.
Baud, I. S. A., Pfeffer, K., Sridharan, N., & Nainan, N. (2009). Matching deprivation mapping to urban governance in three Indian mega-cities. Habitat International, 33(4), 365–377.
Bel, G., Fageda, X., & Warner, M. E. (2010). Is private production of public services cheaper than public production? A meta-regression analysis of solid waste and water services. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 29(3), 553–577.
Bhaduri, A. (2005). Urban Water Supply: Reforming the Reformers. Economic and Political Weekly. Retrieved from
Cleaver, F., & Franks, T. (2008). Distilling or diluting? Negotiating the water research-policy interface. Water Alternatives, 1(1), 157–176.
Coelho, K. (2011). Charting a Course through Embattled Terrain. Economic and Political Weekly. Retrieved from
Daga, S. (2010). Private Supply of Water in Delhi (Working Paper No. id:2656). eSocialSciences. Retrieved from
Davis, J. (2004). Corruption in Public Service Delivery: Experience from South Asia’s Water and Sanitation Sector. World Development, 32(1), 53–71.
Goldar, B., & Misra, S. (2008). Likely Impact of Reforming Water Supply and Sewerage Services in Delhi. Economic and Political Weekly. Retrieved from
Gopakumar, G. (2009a). Developing Durable Infrastructures: Politics, Social Skill, and Sanitation Partnerships in Urban India 1. Review of Policy Research, 26(5), 571–587.
Gopakumar, G. (2009b). Investigating Degenerated Peripheralization in Urban India: The Case of Water Supply Infrastructure and Urban Governance in Chennai. Public Works Management & Policy, 14(2), 109–129.
Gopakumar, G. (2010a). Sustainability and the indispensability of politics: a study of sanitation partnerships in urban India. International Journal of Sustainable Society, 2(4), 376–392.
Gopakumar, G. (2010b). Vandana Asthana. 2009. Water Policy Processes in India: Discourses of Power and Resistance. New York: Routledge. 182 + xiv pp. $130. ISBN 13: 978-0-415-77831-2. Journal of South Asian Development, 5(2), 298–300.
Halpern, J., Foster, V., & Gómez-Lobos, A. (2000). Designing Direct Subsidies for the Poor : A Water and Sanitation Case Study. Retrieved from
Hull, M. S. (2011). Communities of Place, Not Kind: American Technologies of Neighborhood in Postcolonial Delhi. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 53(4), 757–790.
Kacker, S. D., & Joshi, A. (2012). Pipe Dreams? The Governance of Urban Water Supply in Informal Settlements, New Delhi. IDS Bulletin, 43(2), 27–36.
Kjellén, M., & McGranahan, G. (2006). Informal Water Vendors and the Urban Poor. London: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
Komives, K., Halpern, J., Foster, V., Wodon, Q., & Abdullah, R. (2007). Utility Subsidies as Social Transfers: An Empirical Evaluation of Targeting Performance. Development Policy Review, 25(6), 659–679.
Mehta, L., Allouche, J., Nicol, A., & Walnycki, A. (n.d.). Global environmental justice and the right to water: The case of peri-urban Cochabamba and Delhi. Geoforum.
Mehta, N. (2012). Negotiating Marginalities: Right to the City’s Water. IDS Bulletin, 43(2), 79–85.
Ruet, J., Zerah, M., & Saravanan, V. S. (2009). The Water and Sanitation Scenario in Indian Metropolitan Cities: Resources and Management in Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai (Working Paper No. id:2026). eSocialSciences. Retrieved from
Sampat, P., & Koonan, S. (2012). Delhi Water Supply Reforms: Public-Private Partnerships or Privatisation? Economic and Political Weekly. Retrieved from
Sangameswaran, P. (2006). Discourses in Water and Water Reform in Western India. Presented at the Water, Law and the Commons, International Environmental Law Research Centre, Delhi.
Satapathy, B. K. (2014). Safe Drinking Water in Slums. Economic and Political Weekly, 49(24), 50–55.
Sharma, S. (2000). Water Services in a “city-beyond-network”: a case study from India. Third World Planning Review, 22(2). Retrieved from
Sohoni, M. (2012). World Bank’s Urban Water Report on India. Economic and Political Weekly, 47(47-48), 22–26.
Solo, T. M. (1999). Small-scale entrepreneurs in the urban water and sanitation market. Environment and Urbanization, 11(1), 117–132.
Soni, V. (2003). Water and Carrying Capacity of a City: Delhi. Economic and Political Weekly. Retrieved from
Srinivasan, V., & Kulkarni, S. (2014). Examining the emerging role of groundwater in water inequity in India. Water International, 39(2), 172–186.
Thomas, J. W., & Grindle, M. S. (1990). After the decision: Implementing policy reforms in developing countries. World Development, 18(8), 1163–1181.
Truelove, Y. (2011). (Re-)Conceptualizing water inequality in Delhi, India through a feminist political ecology framework. Geoforum, 42(2), 143–152.
Zérah, M. H. (2001). The cancellation of the Pune water supply and sewerage project. New Delhi: Water and Sanitation Program South Asia, The World Bank.
Zérah, M.-H. (1998). How to assess the quality dimension of urban infrastructure:: The case of water supply in Delhi. Cities, 15(4), 285–290.
Zérah, M.-H. (2000). Household strategies for coping with unreliable water supplies: the case of Delhi. Habitat International, 24(3), 295–307.