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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Modern forests : statemaking and environmental change in colonial Eastern India /|
|Publisher||Stanford University Press,|
|ISBN||9780804735636; 0804735638; 9780804745567; 0804745560|
|Subjects||Forest management--India--Bengal. ; Forest policy--India--Bengal. ; 15.75 history of Asia.--(NL-LeOCL)077599616 ; Bosbouw. ; Koloniaal bestuur. ; Forãets--Gestion--Inde--Bengale. ; Politique forestière--Inde--Bengale.|
|Collation||xxvii, 341 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm|
"This book has been prepared from the first volume of a two-volume historical and ethnographic study on statemaking and forest management in Bengal, completed as a PhD dissertation for the Department of Anthropology, Yale University." A print-on-demand issue? "Made in the USA, Monee, IL, ...." (dated the month when locally catalogued).--Page 342. "Glossary": pages xxii-xxv. Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-323) and index.
"Modern Forests is an environmental, institutional, and cultural history of forestry in colonial eastern India. By carefully examining the impact of regional political formations and biogeographic processes on land and forest management, this book probes the interrelated social and biophysical factors that influenced landscape change. Through a cultural analysis of powerful landscape representations, Modern Forests reveals the contention, debates, and uncertainty that persisted for two hundred years of colonial rule as forests were identified, classified, and brought under different regimes of control and were transformed to serve a broad array of imperial and local interests."--Jacket.