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Water, politics and health across the Bay of Bengal

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In this talk, Francesco Bianchini will address various sources concerned with water and water usage in medieval South and Southeast Asia. In particular, he will look at the sponsoring of water management infrastructures and their connections with communal health. The methodology adopted aims at bringing epigraphy, ayurvedic texts, as well as archaeology and Buddhist monastic codes into a constructive dialogue.

This talk is part of the Cabinet of Natural History series.

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