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Shifting Ground: People, Animals, and Mobility in India's Environmental History

Mahesh Rangarajan and K. Sivaramakrishnan


Environmental history of India has developed as an important field of inquiry in the last twenty-five years. While providing major insights, the existing scholarship has primarily focused on drawing sharp lines of distinction—those between geographical spaces (forest, rivers, farms), people (herders, farmers, townspeople), eras (colonial, post-colonial), and so on. The limitations of these sharp divides are brought to the forefront when there is a critical engagement with the region’s contested environmental past. This book poses critical questions regarding India’s environmental past and the ... More

Keywords: environmental history, India, forest, colonialism, conservation, human–animal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198098959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mahesh Rangarajan, editor
Director, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library & former Professor of Modern History, University of Delhi

K. Sivaramakrishnan, editor
Dinakar Singh Professor, India and South Asian Studies & Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Co-Director, Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA