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Agrarian environments : resources, representations, and rule in India

Author: Arun Agrawal; K Sivaramakrishnan
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2000.
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An interdisciplinary exploration of the connections between the politics of environmental degradation and agrarian life in India.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Agrarian environments.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00027442
(OCoLC)43569534
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arun Agrawal; K Sivaramakrishnan
ISBN: 9780822396062 0822396068
OCLC Number: 884725786
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 316 pages)
Contents: State economic policies and changing regional landscapes in the Uttarakhand Himalaya, 1818-1947 / Haripriya Rangan --
Colonial influences on property, community, and land use in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh / J. Mark Baker --
Environmental alarm and institutionalized conservation in Himachal Pradesh, 1865-1994 / Vasant K. Saberwal --
State power and agricultural transformation in Tamil Nadu / Jenny Springer --
Famine in the landscape: imagining hunger in South Asian history, 1860-1990 / Darren C. Zook --
Economic rents and natural resources: commons and conflicts in premodern India / Sumit Guha --
Identities and livelihoods: gender, ethnicity, and nature in a South Bihar village / Cecile Jackson and Molly Chattopadhyay --
Regimes of control, strategies of access: politics of forest use in the Uttarakhand Himalaya, India / Shubhra Gururani --
Pastoralism and community in Rajasthan: interrogating categories of arid lands development / Paul Robbins --
Labored landscapes: agro-ecological change in Central Gujarat, India / Vinay Gidwani --
Agrarian histories and grassroots development in South Asia / David Ludden --
Cathecting the natural / Ajay Skaria.
Responsibility: edited by Arun Agrawal and K. Sivaramakrishnan ; foreword by James C. Scott.

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