An Environmental History of Postcolonial North India: The Himalayan Tarai in Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal

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Peter Lang, 2009 - History - 168 pages
An Environmental History of Postcolonial North India is a study of an increasingly important part of the Indian landscape. It examines the social process of accelerated land use as it has been affected by political and epidemiological factors and pays particular attention to the shifting representations of the landscape. As a contribution to the literature of the environmental history of India, this book examines the questions of agricultural colonization, wildlife conservation, and disease control.
 

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Contents

The Production of Exoticism
19
G B Pant and The U P Government
43
Realizing the Ideal
59
Outside the Official Paradigm
85
The Changing Tarai Landscape
101
Conclusion
135
Index
163
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About the author (2009)

The Author: Eric A. Strahorn received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Iowa. He currently teaches South Asian and world history at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. He is a contributing editor to the Asian Studies Newsletter, and is the author of several papers on South Asian history.

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