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Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

Tor H. Aase (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199475476
eISBN:
9780199097739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199475476.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

The book asks to what extent Himalayan farmers and their institutions are prepared to face a future when external production conditions change. Because farming is particularly sensitive to climate, ... More


Conquest and Control

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The three characteristics of the industrial mode of resource use presented are important to a proper understanding of the ecological encounter between India and Britain. The most tangible outcome of ... More


Biomass for Business

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The national movement had thrown up two alternative scenarios for the reconstruction of Indian economy and society. One vision was associated with Mahatma Gandhi. Whatever the anomalies in his ... More


Competing Claims on the Commons

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter reports a preliminary mapping of the conflicts over living resources in independent India. It starts by addressing the conflicts between the state and hunter-gatherers, shifting ... More


Undoing Historical Injustice: Reclaiming Citizenship Rights and Democratic Forest Governance through the Forest Rights Act

Madhu Sarin

in Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter describes the genesis and potential of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006. It begins by tracing the historical processes by which common forested landscapes customarily used by communities ... More


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