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Yeh Darakti Zameen: Bharat ka Paristhitik Itihas

Madhav Gadgil (Indian Institute of Science) Ramachandra Guha

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OUP India
05 February 2018
Politics & government; Biogeography; Management of land & natural resources; Deforestation
This Fissured Land, first published in 1992, presents an interpretative history ecological history of the Indian subcontinent. It offers a theory of ecological prudence and profligacy, testing this theory across the wide sweep of South Asian history. The book especially focuses on the use and abuse of forest resources. In Part One, the authors present a general theory of ecological history. Part Two provides a fresh interpretative history of pre-modern India along with 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 resource use introduced in India by the British. This book is the Hindi edition translated from English.
By:   Madhav Gadgil (Indian Institute of Science), Ramachandra Guha
Imprint:   OUP India
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 143mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9780199485208
ISBN 10:   0199485208
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   05 February 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Madhav Gadgil, Former Professor of Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Ramachandra Guha, One of India's best-known historians, and a full-time author and columnist.

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