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

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University of California Press, Feb 2, 2000 - Nature - 244 pages
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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

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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 CULTURAL ECOLOGY OF THE HIMALAYANS
27
SCIENTIFIC FORESTRY AND SOCIAL CONTROL
48
REBELLION AS CUSTOM
62
REBELLION AS CONFRONTATION
99
THE MARCH OF COMMERCIAL
138
FRAGMENTS OF A PRISTINE CONSCIOUSNESS
148
THE BAD YARGARH ANDOLAN
165
CUSTOM AND CONFRONTATION IN CHIPKO
172
PEASANTS AND HISTORY
185
AGAINST EUROCENTRICISM
191
Epilogue
197
1
211
Bibliography
223
Index
240
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Ramachandra Guha is a historian and journalist living in Bangalore, India.

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