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Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Arupjyoti Saikia


Deforestation has become synonymous with the Assam forests. Assam forests, illustrated as magnificent and grandiose in the pre-colonial period, were subjected to transformations under the colonial rule and post-colonial period. During this transformation period, the commerce of forestry and the peasant society were considered responsible for deforestation. This book attempts to illustrate the complex dynamics of the changing forest landscape and ecology in Assam from the early nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. It examines the ecological conflicts in the colonial era when ... More

Keywords: deforestation, Assam forests, commerce, forestry, forest landscape, ecology, forest resources, plantations, silvicultural practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198069539
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arupjyoti Saikia, author