THE BACKWATERS OF KERALA
A resource for many human activities
An episode from the series ASIAN WATER TALES
In southwest India, the State of Kerala shelters the Backwaters, a dense network of canals digged in the 19th century by the British to irrigate ricefields.
Along the 1,800 kms of river banks, hindus, muslims and catholics live side by side in perfect harmony, brought together by work in the fields.
Today, the Backwaters constitute a landscape unique in the world with its own traditions and activities.