(UDA Article) The Brahmaputra’s riparian: the communities, culture, conflicts, and collaborations

Rivers hold a special significance as they have constructed and deconstructed civilizations, apart from being an essential element for survival. There is also a sense of longing among the ones who have lived away from the river, their memories of childhood along the river, the river fills them with nostalgia, homesickness. This often signifying the everlasting bond between the river and its people, and the integral nature of the river in the lives of its people. The meandering and shifting river find its association with the people, spanning from the public (leisure to livelihood) to private (domestic water use). 

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