Colonialism, Development, and the Environment

Railways and Deforestation in British India, 1860–1884

Authors: Das, Pallavi V.

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This study explores the confluence of economy and ecology in British India, showing that Britain initiated economic development strategies in India in order to efficiently extract resources from it. It looks specifically at how state railway construction and forest conservation efforts took on a cyclical, almost symbiotic relationship.

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Pallavi V. Das is an Associate Professor of History at Lakehead University, Canada. Her research interests include global environmental history, environment and development in colonial and post-colonial India, and people's history of climate change. She has published articles in Environment and History and Modern Asian Studies and other journals.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Colonialism, Development, and the Environment
Book Subtitle
Railways and Deforestation in British India, 1860–1884
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Pallavi V. Das
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49458-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-49458-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49456-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 189
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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