Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

The Bengal Delta

Ecology, State and Social Change, 1840–1943

Authors: Iqbal, I.

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With a focus on colonial Bengal, this book demonstrates how the dynamics of agrarian prosperity or decline, communal conflicts, poverty and famine can only be properly understood from an ecological perspective as well as discussions of state's coercion and popular resistance, market forces and dependency, or contested cultures and consciousness.

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IFTEKHAR IQBAL is Assistant Professor in History at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has degrees in history from Dhaka and Cambridge Universities. His research focuses on the environmental history of modern South Asia, especially in Bengal, and its relationship to both local and global political, economic and social forces.

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'The book's...special contribution is to emphasize the enviornment...that too is obviously a subject worth investigating.' - Reviews in History


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-17

    Iqbal, Iftekhar

  • Ecology and Agrarian Relations in the Nineteenth Century

    Pages 18-38

    Iqbal, Iftekhar

  • Economy and Society: the Myth and Reality of ‘Sonar Bangla’

    Pages 39-66

    Iqbal, Iftekhar

  • The Political Ecology of the Peasant: the Faraizi Movement between Revolution and Passive Resistance

    Pages 67-92

    Iqbal, Iftekhar

  • Return of the Bhadralok: the Agrarian Environment and the Nation

    Pages 93-116

    Iqbal, Iftekhar

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Bengal Delta
Book Subtitle
Ecology, State and Social Change, 1840–1943
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Iftekhar Iqbal
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28981-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230289819
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23183-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31221-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 268
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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