About the book writing india's environmental history is not easy the country's territorial vastness, geographical complexity, and unusual biodiversity make the task difficult relatively few scholars have shown the historical range and intellectual depth required to tackle the area compellingly and with sophistication mahesh. India's wildlife history: an introduction article in environmental history 8(2) april 2003 with 22 reads doi: 102307/3985717 cite this publication kent redford at archipelago consulting kent redford 4124 archipelago consulting mahesh rangarajan at ashoka university mahesh rangarajan 1151 ashoka. 234) environmental histories of south asia, such as this fissured land: an ecological history of india (1992), brought together discussions of social and eds, the illusory boundary: environment and technology in history ( charlottesville: university of virginia press, 2010), especially the introduction, afterword, and the. I find this approach highly applicable to interpretations of indian environmental history, both in the modern period, on which the literature is now fairly strong view all notes these claims echoed the words of a noted historian who had organised a symposium with similar concerns, and in his introduction he. Environmental history is the study of human interaction with the natural world over time, emphasising the active role nature plays in influencing human affairs and vice versa environmental history emerged in the united states out of the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and much of its impetus still stems. Thorson's presentation of thoreau as a data-driven environmental scientist also gives us a thoreau for the anthropocene, an outdoorsman deeply attuned to the in his own exciting new work of indian ocean history, crossing the bay of bengal, sunil amrith cites richter's figurative geology in presenting. Launching points for an environmental history of south and south east asia5 despite the interest in the promising growth of environmental history in the region pioneers of the ecological history of india, such as david arnold and ramchandra guha, have however remarked that south asia as well as in india, environmental.
This issue of rcc perspectives uses mountains as a common denominator around which to discuss overarching challenges of environmental history: content introduction by patrick kupper challenges to fieldwork before 1914 and today: adaptation, omission, rediscovery by philippe fôret the challenge of scale in. This special issue of samaj, composed of six empirical papers and this introduction seeks to throw light on environmental politics in contemporary urban india adopting a deliberately broad understanding of the environment, to include environmental amenities, urban natural resources and the built environment, the diverse. Historical geography and environmental history in china zhaoqing han correspondence: [email protected] center for historical geographic studies, fudan university, 220 handan this paper will begin with an introduction of the current research of chinese the focus of environmental history in india thus. This chapter introduces the field of middle east environmental history it begins by discussing an older geophysical and biological literature that has set the stage for this book it then points to what global environmental historians stand to gain from a consideration of the middle east and north africa's ecological past:.
India's environmental history (volume 1: from ancient times to the colonial period and volume 2: colonialism, modernity and the nation) edited by mahesh rangarajan and k sivaramakrishnan discuss the various facets of india's engagement with its environment over the years 'india's ecological past' by. The question 'does environmental history matter' dominates the agenda of this volume of essays right from the outset its principal ambition, as revealed plainly in the editor's introduction, is to demonstrate the vital importance of the discipline of environmental history as a 'grand quest for a resolution' to. The companion to global environmental history offers multiple points of entry into the history and historiography of this dynamic and fast-growing field, to provide an essential road map to past developments, current controversies, and future developments for specialists global environmental history: an introduction xvi.
Download pdf pdf download for colonialism and the environment in india: railways and deforestation in 19th century, article information cederlöf g and sivaramakrishnan k ( 2006) introduction: ecological nationalisms - claiming nature for making history in: cederlöf g and sivaramakrishnan k (eds) ecological. Nature knowledge and development, a collection of seven essays with an introduction and a bibliography, edited by professor arun bandopadhyay, offers a critical understanding of recent research on the environmental history of india the essays in this volume range from discussions of ecological and environmental. And yet elsewhere, the first studies in environmental history in african and asian areas begin to emerge, for example hunting in africa, forests in india, the the 1970 article campaigns only for a history of the climate, while the short 1974 introduction defines neither a field nor methods and above all enumerates objects of.
Home conservation reviews book reviews india's environmental history the introduction succeeds in placing the indian subcontinent within a perspective that is probably even more valid for human survival today than it might have been in days gone by when the land itself was in better health, climate was more stable. To get a sense of the breadth of yale teaching related to environmental history, please find below a sample of graduate and undergraduate courses from the a history of the geological, atmospheric, and environmental sciences, with a focus on predictions of global catastrophe introduction to american indian history.
Among professional historians most of the influential innovations of the twentieth century originated in europe italians launched microhistory britons developed an anthropological social history most influential of all, french historians invented the famous annales approach, drawing on all the social sciences to create what. The environment of india comprises some of the world's most biodiverse ecozones the deccan traps, gangetic plains and the himalayas are the major geographical features the country faces different forms of pollution as its major environmental issue and is more vulnerable to the effects of climate change being a. More so than other fields of history writing, and most clearly in the indian case, environmental history also brought together scholars in diverse traditions who discovered a shared anxiety and see david arnold and ramachandra guha, ' introduction: themes and issues in the environmental history of south asia', pp.