ecology and equity the use and abuse of nature in contemporary india

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Ecology And Equity

Author : Madhav Gadgil
ISBN : 0415125243
Genre : Science
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Environmental destruction is seen a matter of worldwide concern but as a Third World problem. Ecology and Equity explores the most ecologically complex country in the world. India's peoples range from technocrats to hunter-gathers and its environments from dense forest to wasteland. The bookanalyses the use and abuse of nature on the sub-continent to reveal the interconnections of social and environmental conflict on the global scale. The authors argue that the root of this conflict is competition within different social groups and between different economic interests for natural resources. Radical both in its critique of the causes of crisis in India and in its proposals for ecological reform, Ecology and Equity is essential reading for all concerned for the Third World's in the world.

Ecology And Equity

Author : Madhav Gadgil
ISBN : 9781135634957
Genre : Science
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Environmental destruction is seen a matter of worldwide concern but as a Third World problem. Ecology and Equity explores the most ecologically complex country in the world. India's peoples range from technocrats to hunter-gathers and its environments from dense forest to wasteland. The bookanalyses the use and abuse of nature on the sub-continent to reveal the interconnections of social and environmental conflict on the global scale. The authors argue that the root of this conflict is competition within different social groups and between different economic interests for natural resources. Radical both in its critique of the causes of crisis in India and in its proposals for ecological reform, Ecology and Equity is essential reading for all concerned for the Third World's in the world.

The Use And Abuse Of Nature

Author : Madhav Gadgil
ISBN : 0195671988
Genre : History
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This is an omnibus edition of two books that have radically altered our understanding of Indian history. This Fissured Land presents an interpretive ecological history of the sub-continent. Ecology and Equity is a spirited intervention into the environment-development debate.

Social Ecology

Author : Ramachandra Guha
ISBN : 0195644549
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of pioneering essays. With the growing awareness of the causes and consequences of environmental degradation, the field of social ecology has assumed enormous importance. This reader provides a `state of the art' survey of the field.

This Fissured Land

Author : Madhav Gadgil
ISBN : 0520082966
Genre : History
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"A masterful study. . . . It does for ecological history what the writings of Marx and Engels did for the study of class relations and social production."--Michael Adas, Rutgers University

Environmental Issues In India

Author : Mahesh Rangarajan
ISBN : 8131708101
Genre : Environmental policy
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Contributed articles presented at a workshop convened at Department of History, Delhi University in September 2005.

The Asian Elephant

Author : R. Sukumar
ISBN : 052143758X
Genre : Nature
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The Asian elephant has had a unique cultural association with people. Unfortunately, elephants and people have also been in conflict, resulting in the decline in elephants throughout their former range in Southern Asia. This book provides an ecological analysis of elephant human interaction and its implications for the conservation of elephants. The foraging habits of elephants and their impact on vegetation are considered, along with the interactions that occur between elephants and humans. The ecological data provide the basis for recommendations on elephant conservation and management, keeping in view the socio-economic imperatives of the Asian region.This first comprehensive account of Asian elephant ecology will be of particular interest to conservation biologists and mammalogists.

Nature Culture Imperialism

Author : David Arnold
ISBN : 0195640756
Genre : Social Science
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Environmental history is a fast developing field of critical enquiry. In both ecological and cultural terms. South Asia is characterized by an unparalleled diversity. Ecological degradation, and the social conflicts that have come in its wake, have further underlined the need for historical research in this field.

Environmentalism

Author : Ramachandra Guha
ISBN : 9788184757484
Genre : Political Science
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An acclaimed historian of the environment, Ramachandra Guha in this book draws on many years of research in three continents. He details the major trends, ideas, campaigns and thinkers within the environmental movement worldwide. Among the thinkers he profiles are John Muir, Mahatma Gandhi, Rachel Carson, and Octavia Hill; among the movements, the Chipko Andolan and the German Greens. Environmentalism: A Global History documents the flow of ideas across cultures, the ways in which the environmental movement in one country has been invigorated or transformed by infusions from outside. It interprets the different directions taken by different national traditions, and also explains why in certain contexts (such as the former Socialist Bloc) the green movement is marked only by its absence. Massive in scope but pointed in analysis, written with passion and verve, this book presents a comprehensive account of a significant social movement of our times, and will be of wide interest both within and outside the academy. For this new edition, the author has added a fresh prologue linking the book’s themes to ongoing debates on climate change and the environmental impacts of global economic development.

Savaging The Civilized

Author : Ramachandra Guha
ISBN : 0226310477
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Verrier Elwin (1902-1964) was unquestionably the most colorful and influential non-official Englishman to live and work in twentieth-century India. A prolific writer, Elwin's ethnographic studies and popular works on India's tribal customs, art, myth and folklore continue to generate controversy. Described by his contemporaries as a cross between Albert Schweitzer and Paul Gauguin, Elwin was a man of contradictions, at times taking on the role of evangelist, social worker, political activist, poet, government worker, and more. He rubbed elbows with the elite of both Britain and India, yet found himself equally at home among the impoverished and destitute. Intensely political, the Oxford-trained scholar tirelessly defended the rights of the indigenous and, despite the deep religious influences of St. Francis and Mahatma Gandhi on his early career, staunchly opposed Hindu and Christian puritans in the debate over the future of India's tribals. Although he was ordained as an Anglican priest, Elwin was married twice to tribal women and enthusiastically (and publicly) extolled the tribals' practice of free sex. Later, as prime minister Nehru's friend and advisor in independent India, his compelling defense of tribal hedonism made him at once hugely influential, extremely controversial, and the polemical focal point of heated discussions on tribal policy and economic development. Savaging the Civilized is both biography and history, an exploration through Elwin's life of some of the great debates of the twentieth century: the future of development, cultural assimilation versus cultural difference, the political practice of postcolonial as opposed to colonial governments, and the moral practice of writers and intellectuals.

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