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The Use and Abuse of Nature

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha
Format
Book
Published
New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2000.
Edition
Omnibus ed
Language
English
ISBN
0195649273
Contents
  • Prologue: Prudence and Profligacy 1
  • Part 1 A Theory of Ecological History 9
  • 1 Habitats in Human History 11
  • Modes of Production and Modes of Resource Use 11
  • Four Historical Modes 14
  • Gathering 15
  • Simple Rules of Thumb 23
  • Pastoralism 27
  • Settled Cultivation 30
  • Industrial Mode 39
  • Conflict Between and Within Modes 53
  • Intra-Modal Conflict 57
  • Recapitulation 64
  • Appendix Note on Population 67
  • Part 2 Towards a Cultural Ecology of Pre-Modern India 69
  • 2 Forest and Fire 71
  • Geological History 71
  • Prudent Predators 72
  • Neolithic Revolution 76
  • River-valley Civilizations 77
  • Social Organization 82
  • Age of Empires 85
  • Conservation from Above 87
  • 3 Caste and Conservation 91
  • Resource Crunch 91
  • Conservation from Below 93
  • An Eclectic Belief System 103
  • Village and the State 106
  • Part 3 Ecological Change and Social Conflict in Modern India
  • 4 Conquest and Control 113
  • Colonialism as an Ecological Watershed 116
  • Early Onslaught on Forests 118
  • An Early Environment Debate 123
  • Forest Policy Upto 1947 134
  • Balance Sheet of Colonial Forestry 140
  • 5 Fight for the Forest 146
  • Hunter-gatherers: The Decline Towards Extinction 148
  • 'Problem' of Shifting Cultivation 150
  • Settled Cultivators and the State 158
  • Everyday Forms of Resistance: The Case of Jaunsar Bawar 164
  • Decline of the Artisanal Industry 171
  • Conclusion: The Social Idiom of Protest 174
  • Mechanisms of Protest 177
  • 6 Biomass for Business 181
  • Two Versions of Progress: Gandhi and the Modernizers 181
  • Forests and Industrialization: Four Stages 185
  • Balance Sheet of Industrial Forestry 193
  • Sequential Exploitation: A Process Whereby a Whole Flock of Geese Laying Golden Eggs is Massacred One by One 197
  • Profligacy of Scientific Forestry 207
  • 7 Competing Claims on the Commons 215
  • Hunter-gatherers 217
  • Continuing 'Problem' of Shifting Cultivation 218
  • Changing Ecology of Settled Agriculture 221
  • Claiming a Share of the Profits 229
  • Wild Life Conservation: Animals Versus Humans 232
  • 8 Cultures in Conflict 239.
Description
2 v. in 1 (xv,274,213 p.) : ill. ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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