Index
Page numbers followed by f indicate illustrations.
abjection, 203, 230, 259n1; of Premnagar
settlers, 24, 193–95, 214–15, 214–16; race
and class and, 224; water quality and,
213–14
Abu- Lughod, Janet, 243n37
actants, 163, 258n13
agency, 124, 258n17; human and nonhu-
man, 170–73, 230, 258n13, 258n18;
women’s, 125
Agrawal, Arun, vii
Akbar Birbal stories, ix–x
Alatout, Samer, 39
Althusser, Louis, 123
Andheri, 73, 80, 256n24
anthropocene, 225, 261n8
Appadurai, Arjun, 239n3, 239n5, 255n5,
258n18, 262n18
arbitrage, 133, 254n2
Arputham, Jockin, 65–66, 68
Asha: founding, 134–35; leaders and
members, 133–34, 143; programs and
events, 131–32, 132f, 149; socio- political
affiliations, 138–39, 155, 156–57
Ballestero, Andrea, 237n4
Bandrekar Wadi, 200–202
Banerjee, Mukulika, 145
Barad, Karen, 168
Barnes, Jessica, 32, 229
Barry, Andrew, 188, 244n51, 261n14
Baviskar, Amita, 214, 244n51, 255n13,
260n12
Bayat, Asef, 240n6, 250n8
Behrent, Michael, 242n32
belonging: cultures of, 217; documents of,
153; social, 6, 8, 64, 112, 237; urban, 10,
16, 32, 149, 157, 213–14
Bennett, Jane, 163, 171–72
Bhabha, Homi, 245n54
bhai, term usage, 251n20
Bhatsa Dam, 48f, 52–55
bills, water, 118, 236, 252n38, 257n11, 261n6;
computerized system for, 103; of
Premnagar residents, 198–99, 210, 217;
for proof of residence, 88–89, 262n21;
rates, 166
biopolitics, 11, 104, 242n31
blockage, water, 4, 12, 240n5, 257n11
Borivali National Park, 74, 95, 142, 159,
251n18
Bourdieu, Pierre, 112
Braun, Bruce, 230, 239n4, 241n13
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
(bmc): administrators, 82–83;
Building Proposal Department, 86;
de mo li tions, 65–66, 79–80, 249n1;
incorporation, 74, 129; leakage figures,
165; naming controversy, 248n24;
po liti cal affiliation, 201; production of
abjection, 195; water connections, 91,
118, 185, 259n24; water consumption
study, 43; water reforms, 140, 149–53;
water supply schedules, 98; well water
and, 46, 212
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