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Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Arupjyoti Saikia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069539
eISBN:
9780199081240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Deforestation has become synonymous with the Assam forests. Assam forests, illustrated as magnificent and grandiose in the pre-colonial period, were subjected to transformations under the colonial ... More


Regional Forest: Institutions and Organizations

Arupjyoti Saikia

in Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069539
eISBN:
9780199081240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

The responsibility of governance and control over forests was organized through institutions and a legal framework that emerged after the conservation was put in place. In Assam, a provincial Forest ... More


Forests in Assam: Merchant Trade to Imperial Economy

Arupjyoti Saikia

in Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069539
eISBN:
9780199081240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Commercial exploitation of the forests products became the predominant agenda of the colonial forest policy during the 1870s. During this period, forestry was seen as profit-generating machine where ... More


Science in the Forests: Rethinking Conservation

Arupjyoti Saikia

in Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069539
eISBN:
9780199081240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines how in the urge for scientific forestry, the foresters in Assam took recourse to the local experiences. It also discusses how both scientific management and commercialization of ... More


Science in Education

Deepak Kumar

in Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687149
eISBN:
9780199081684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the early 1870s, the importance of science education in India was gaining recognition. In 1875, the Madras University decided to evaluate its matriculation candidates in geography and elementary ... More


The Raj and the Paradoxes of Wildlife Conservation: British Attitudes and Expediencies

Vijaya Ramadas Mandala

in Shooting a Tiger: Big-Game Hunting and Conservation in Colonial India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489381
eISBN:
9780199096619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489381.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 5 examines the environmental and wildlife conservation issues with reference to hunting in colonial India. Addressing the issues of forestry, environment, and empire in relation to Indian ... More


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