Today New Mandala is launching a series of book reviews by Craig Reynolds. All of the details on the series are available here. The aim of this series is to introduce New Mandala readers to important, interesting books, particularly in history and religion, in an accessible format. New reviews will be posted intermittently. The first is this review of Han ten Brummelhuis’ King of the Waters: Homan van der Heide and the Origin of Modern Irrigation in Siam. More will be forthcoming over the next week. Readers unfamiliar with Craig and his work will find more details on his ANU website.