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A Forest History Of India

June 2012: The book is an academic account of forest and land use patterns in colonial times, then post-Independence India, until the 1990s. The differing claims of local communities and administrations that not merely ignored the rights of forest dwellers and peasants, but rode roughshod over them, are laid bare in this book. Today’s conservationists and social activists should read this to get a better grip on the dynamics of a battle they are fighting.

 

A Forest History of India
By Richard P. Tucker
Published by Sage,
Hardbound, 249 pages

 

A Reviewed by Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia, Vol XXXII No. 3, June 2012

 
 
 

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