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This Fissured Land  - An Ecological History of India
This Fissured Land - An Ecological History of India

This Fissured Land - An Ecological History of India

by Madhav Gadgil

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195633415 - Year: 1999 - Pages: 274

Binding

Paperback

Madhav Gadgil

Author: Madhav Gadgil
Ramachandra Guha/
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 274
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195633415

Description

This book presents an interpretative ecological history of the Indian subcontinent. Written lucidly and without jargon, 'This Fissured Land' is a hugely informative eye-opener for anyone with an interest in ecological issues.

The focus is on the use and abuse of forest resources, a sector to which the authors have each devoted years of research. In the first part, the authors present a general theory of ecological history. Part Two provides a fresh interpretative history of pre-modern India. Here the authors give an ecological interpretation of the caste system. In Part Three, the authors draw upon a huge wealth of source material in their socio-ecological analysis of the modes of resources use introduced into India by the British.

EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS:

This book will certainly take it place on the shelf when large portions of ecological history of the globe are being plotted out. It is a book for the general reader rather than the expert, although we are in expert hands. - E P Thompson, in ' Trends in Ecology and Evolution'

This book is a breath of fresh air, . Easy, engrossing reading. - The Book Review

THE AUTHORS:

MADHAV GADGIL is Professor of Ecological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

RAMACHANDRA GUHA is a full-time writer. He is the author of The Unquiet Woods' and 'Savaging the Civilized'.

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