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Modernising the Urban Environment: The Musi River Flood of 1908 in Hyderabad, India

Benjamin Cohen

Environment and History 17 (2011): 409-432. doi: 10.3197/096734011X13077054787181

This article explores the Musi River flood in the city of Hyderabad in 1908. I argue that the flood served as a watershed moment for the native rulers of Hyderabad State (a princely state embedded within the British Raj) to rebuild Hyderabad city, and the river, along modern, Western lines.

KEYWORDS: River; flood; Hyderabad; India


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