The Unquiet Woods / Edition 1

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Overview

Expanded Edition

This new, expanded edition of The Unquiet Woods, Ramachandra Guha's pathbreaking study of peasant movements against commercial forestry, offers a new epilogue that brings the story of Himalayan social protest up-to-date, reflecting the Chipko movement's continuing influence in the wider world. A new appendix charts the progress of environmental history in
India. The bibliography and index have been revised and updated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520222359
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 805,625
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Ramachandra Guha is a historian and journalist living in Bangalore,
India.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Abbreviations
Map of Uttarakhand
1 A Sociology of Domination and Resistance 1
Two Approaches to the Study of Lower-Class Protest 1
The Landscape of Resistance 5
2 The Mountains and their People 9
Social Structure 11
The Cultural Ecology of the Himalayans 27
3 Scientific Forestry and Social Change 35
The Forests of Uttarakhand 35
The Growth and Development of State Forestry in Uttarakhand 37
Scientific Forestry and Social Control 48
The Agenda of Scientific Forestry 59
4 Rebellion as Custom 62
Raja and Praja in Tehri 62
Early Resistance to Forest Management 69
The Dhandak at Rawain, 1930 72
The Kisan Andolan, 1944-8 79
Elementary Aspects of Customary Rebellion 89
5 Rebellion as Confrontation 99
Early Resistance to Forced Labour 100
Early Resistance to Forest Management 104
The Utar and Forest Movements of 1921 110
Social Protest: 1921-42 120
From Custom to Confrontation 125
Nationalism and the Vanguard Party 131
6 The March of Commercial Forestry 138
Ecological Change and the Money-Order Economy 143
Fragments of a Pristine Consciousness: 'Community' Management 148
7 Chipko: Social History of an 'Environmental' Movement 152
Chipko: Its Origins and Development 153
The Badyargarh Andolan 165
Custom and Confrontation in Chipko 172
Chipko as an Environmental Movement 177
8 Peasants and 'History' 185
The Unquiet Woods: Forest Conflicts in two Continents 185
Against Eurocentricism 191
Epilogue 197
Appendix 211
Bibliography 223
Index 240
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