Rohan D'Souza

Rohan D'Souza is Assistant Professor, Centre For Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Historically, flooding has invoked and spurred an altogether different social and political imagination, in which seasonal inundations have been celebrated for their ecologically renewing and economically beneficial properties. The regular flooding by the silt-laden waters of the Nile, for example, has long been recognized for having sustained and enabled Egypt's ancient civilization of the Pharaohs.