The Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya

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University of California Press, 2000 - History - 244 pages
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Expanded Edition

This new, expanded edition of The Unquiet Woods, Ramachandra Guha's pathbreaking study of peasant movements against commercial forestry, offers a new epilogue that brings the story of Himalayan social protest up-to-date, reflecting the Chipko movement's continuing influence in the wider world. A new appendix charts the progress of environmental history in India. The bibliography and index have been revised and updated.
  

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A decent look at the history of environmental activism in India, with a great deal of information on the grassroots group, Chipko, that managed to affect environmental policy in India. Read full review

Contents

A SOCIOLOGY OF DOMINATION
1
THE MOUNTAINS AND THEIR PEOPLE
9
SCIENTIFIC FORESTRY AND SOCIAL
35
SCIENTIFIC FORESTRY AND SOCIAL CONTROL
48
THE AGENDA OF SCIENTIFIC FORESTRY
59
REBELLION AS CUSTOM
62
REBELLION AS CONFRONTATION
99
THE MARCH OF COMMERCIAL
138
PEASANTS AND HISTORY
185
Epilogue
197
Appendix
211
Bibliography
223
Index
240
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Ramachandra Guha is a historian and journalist living in Bangalore, India.

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