Traditional Water Systems of India

in Module
Published on: 13 July 2020

Aditya Dhanapal

Aditya Dhanapal studied Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and is currently pursuing his PhD from Princeton University.

India's water wealth and its importance in stories, rituals and myths point to the significance of waterbodies in the history of the subcontinent. This module focuses on the traditional water systems of India and their histories. It consists of an overview, followed by an article on the traditional water systems of Delhi, and an image gallery detailing the different kinds of water systems.