Land and Forest Governance in Swat: Transition from Tribal System to State to Pakistan
The book covers in detail and shows how forests have been managed and used in the Swat State areas and Kalam from the sixteenth century CE until 2007. As forestry issues and the related complexities can not be properly understood without having adequate and thorough knowledge of land tenure
and ownership system, this aspect has also been covered. And the political and administrative dimension is also imperative, pivotal and crucial to understand. Based on primary sources from archival record, published and unpublished material, and personal interviews; the book covers topics of great
interest for a variety of audience. Each issue discussed has been fully researched and addressed with appropriate and knowledgeable commentary.
Chapter 1 gives an introduction to the study. Chapter 2 gives an overview of the political history of the area. Chapter 3 examines the land tenure and ownership perspective. Chapter 4 evaluates and analyses the forestry issues from sixteenth century till 1917. Chapter 5 discusses and evaluates the