This book offers a bird's eye view of the ecomic and environmental history of the Indian peninsula during colonial era. It analyses the nature of colonial land revenue policy, commercialisation of forest resources, consequences of coffee plantations, intrusion into tribal private forests and tribal-controlled geographical regions, and disintegration of their socio-cultural, political, administrative and judicial systems during the British Raj. It explores the ecomic history of the region through regional and 'n-market' ecomies and addresses the issues concerning local communities. Comprehensive, systematic and rich in archival material, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers in history, especially those concerned with ecomic and environmental history.
Velayutham Saravanan is Professor and Director at Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi, India. With interdisciplinary research interests, he has made significant contributions to the fields of economic history and environmental history, especially pertaining to South India of the late eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries as also the contemporary period. He has published more than 60 research articles in national and international journals and presented over 40 papers at national and international forums.
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1 black & white illustrations, 34 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings