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An environmental history of India : from earliest times to the twenty-first century / Michael H. Fisher, Oberlin College.

Author/creator Fisher, Michael Herbert, 1950- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionx, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series New approaches to Asian history ; 18
New approaches to Asian history ; 18. ^A701845
Contents Locating and shaping India's physical environment and living populations -- Indus and Vedic relationships with Indian environments (c.3500 BCE-c.600BCE) -- The environment and forest-dweller, late Vedic, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, and Dravidian cultures, societies, and states (c.600 BCE-c.800 CE) -- Insiders, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim immigrants, and the environment (c.700-c.1600) -- Mughal Empire (1526-1707) -- Mughal imperial fragmentation, regional state rise, popular environmental movements, and early British colonial policies and institutions (c.1700-1857) -- The British Raj, "Mahatma" Gandhi, and other anti-colonial movements (1857-1947) -- West and east Pakistan and India following Independence (1947-71) -- India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh from Stockholm to Rio (1971-92) -- India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh into the twenty-first century -- National, subcontinental, and global issues in South Asia.
Abstract "The relatively young but rapidly expanding field of formal environmental history informs us ever more about vital patterns of interactions among humans, other living beings, and the material world. Climate change, species extinction, unequally distributed and overstrained essential resources (including clean air, energy, food, land, and water), and other of today's pressing issues can only be understood and mitigated by understanding the many centuries of dynamic changes that caused them. The Indian subcontinent has a distinctively complex environmental history that makes it particularly vulnerable to current environmental stresses"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 257-282) and index.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781108679787
LCCN 2018021693
ISBN9781107111622 (Hardback)
ISBN9781107529106 (Paperback)

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