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Shifting Ground

People, Animals, and Mobility in India's Environmental History

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Shifting Groun explores fresh critical questions about India's environmental past in terms of environmental issues and human intervention. Cutting across divides of prehistory and history and of ancient, medieval, colonial and independent India, this book makes us rethink our premises about ecology, polity and landscape in a land reshaped by human presence across millennia. Analyzing current environmental concerns regarding forests, pastures, wild and
domesticated animals this volume explores their interconnections with state making and political visions of the future.
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Mahesh Rangarajan is Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi and Professor of Modern Indian History, University of Delhi. K Sivaramakrishnan is Dinakar Singh Professor of India and South Asian Studies, Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Professor of International & Area Studies, Co-Director of the Program in Agrarian Studies, and Chair of the South Asian Studies Council at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.


Acknowledgements ; 1 Introduction: People, Animals, and Mobility in India's Environmental History, Mahesh Rangarajan and K. Sivaramakrishnan ; 2 Conceiving Ecology and Stopping the Clock: Narratives of Balance, Loss, and Degradation, Kathleen Morrison ; 3 From Eminence to Near Extinction: The Journey of the Greater One-horned Rhino, Shibani Bose ; 4 Lions, Cheetahs, and Others in the Mughal Landscape, Divyabhanusinh ; 5 Environmental Status and Wild Boar in Princely India, Julie Hughes ; 6 The Imperial Ambition of Science and Its Discontents: Animal Breeding in Nineteenth-Century Punjab, Brian Caton ; 7 Making Room Inside Forests: Grazing and Agrarian Conflicts in Colonial Assam, Arupjyoti Saikia ; 8 Nature and Politics at the End of the Raj: Environmental Management and Political Legitimacy in Late Colonial India, 1919-47, Daniel Klingensmith ; 9 How to Be Hindu in the Himalayas: Conflicts over Animal Sacrifice in Uttarakhand, Radhika Govindrajan ; 10 Logjam: Loss of Commons in Mewas from 1930 Onwards, Vikramaditya Thakur ; 11 The 'Tiger Crisis' and the Response: Reclaiming the Wilderness in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, Ghazala Shahabuddin ; Select Bibliography ; About the Editors and Contributors ; Index