Using a general theory of ecological history, the authors provide a fresh interpretation of India's history, including an ecological account of the caste system and a sociological analysis of resource use. Madhav Gadgil, a professor of ecological sciences, and Ramachandra Guha, a professor of sociology, present in this volume a collaborative perspective on the subcontinent which is rare, pathbreaking, and long overdue.
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"A masterful study. . . . It does for ecological history what the writings of Marx and Engels did for the study of class relations and social production." (Michael Adas, Rutgers University)About the Author:
Madhav Gadgil, Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science. Ramachandra Guha, Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0195633415