The Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)

By: Ramachandra Guha

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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.

Title: The Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)

Author Name: Ramachandra Guha

Categories: Ecology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2013

ISBN: 8178243784

ISBN 13: 9788178243788

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 101787

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