Title The Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2013
8178243784 / 9788178243788
Seller ID 101787
Popular initiatives to halt deforestation in the Himalaya, such as the Chipko movement, are globally renowned. It is less well known that these movements have a history stretching back more than a hundred years. A proper understanding of this long duration within the forests of submontane North India required the marriage of two scholarly traditions: the sociology of peasant protest and the ecologically oriented study of history. Twenty years ago there appeared on this subject an unknown author’s first book: The Unquiet Woods (1989) by Ramachandra Guha. Fairly quickly, the book came to be recognized as not just another study of dissenting peasants but as something of a classic which had willy nilly opened up a whole new field— environmental history in South Asia. While the monograph has as a consequence been continuously in print within India and in the West since then, its author has become a biographer and historian of international stature.Printed Pages: 280.
The Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya (Twentieth Anniversary Edition) Ramachandra Guha