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Nature, culture, imperialism : essays on the environmental history of South Asia / edited by David Arnold and Ramachandra Guha.

Contributor(s): Arnold, David | Guha, Ramachandra.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Studies in social ecology and environmental history. Oxford India paperbacks.Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 1995Description: xi, 376 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780195640755 (pbk.); 0195640756 (pbk.).Subject(s): Human ecology -- South Asia -- History | Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- South Asia -- History | Environment History | South Asia -- Environmental conditions | -- South AsiaDDC classification: 363.700954 NAT Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction: Themes and Issues in the Environmental History of South Asia /​ David Arnold and Ramachandra Guha I. Forests, Pastoralists and Agrarian Society in Mughal India /​ Chetan Singh II. Pastoralists in a Colonial World /​ Neeladri Bhattacharya III. Whose Trees? Forest Practices and Local Communities in Andhra, 1600-1922 /​ Atluri Murali IV. British Attitudes Towards Shifting Cultivation in Colonial South India: A Case Study of South Canara District 1800-1920 /​ Jacques Pouchepadass V. Maps as Markers of Ecological Change: A Case Study of the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India /​ R. Prabhakar and Madhav Gadgil VI. Small-Dam Systems of the Sahyadris /​David Hardiman VII. Models of the Hydraulic Environment: Colonial Irrigation, State Power and Community in the Indus Basin /​ David Gilmartin VIII. The Environmental Costs of Irrigation in British India: Waterlogging, Salinity and Malaria /​ Elizabeth Whitcombe. IX. Inland Waters and Freshwater Fisheries: Some Issues of Control, Access and Conservation in Colonial India /​ Peter Reeves X. The Conquest of Smoke: Legislation and Pollution in Colonial Calcutta /​ M.R. Anderson XI. The Resurgence of Community Forest Management in the Jungle Mahals of West Bengal /​ Mark Poffenberger.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Themes and Issues in the Environmental History of South Asia /​ David Arnold and Ramachandra Guha
I. Forests, Pastoralists and Agrarian Society in Mughal India /​ Chetan Singh
II. Pastoralists in a Colonial World /​ Neeladri Bhattacharya
III. Whose Trees? Forest Practices and Local Communities in Andhra, 1600-1922 /​ Atluri Murali
IV. British Attitudes Towards Shifting Cultivation in Colonial South India: A Case Study of South Canara District 1800-1920 /​ Jacques Pouchepadass
V. Maps as Markers of Ecological Change: A Case Study of the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India /​ R. Prabhakar and Madhav Gadgil
VI. Small-Dam Systems of the Sahyadris /​David Hardiman
VII. Models of the Hydraulic Environment: Colonial Irrigation, State Power and Community in the Indus Basin /​ David Gilmartin
VIII. The Environmental Costs of Irrigation in British India: Waterlogging, Salinity and Malaria /​ Elizabeth Whitcombe.
IX. Inland Waters and Freshwater Fisheries: Some Issues of Control, Access and Conservation in Colonial India /​ Peter Reeves
X. The Conquest of Smoke: Legislation and Pollution in Colonial Calcutta /​ M.R. Anderson
XI. The Resurgence of Community Forest Management in the Jungle Mahals of West Bengal /​ Mark Poffenberger.

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