A wide-ranging and valuable collection of essays from a pioneering historian of tropical forestry. (Ramachandra Guha)
[The book] deepens our understanding of India’s environment history within the broader analytical and global contest…The book is a useful reference for scholars of environment history in India as a compilation of a set of the author’s main publications from the region.
About the Author
Richard P Tucker is Adjunct Professor of World Environmental History at the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, USA. He is a specialist on the environmental history of India, which is a progression of his earlier work on the freedom movement in Maharashtra. His first book was Ranade and the Roots of Indian Nationalism (1977). Recently, he has studied the global neoimperial impacts of the United States in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World (2000). He is presently the coordinator of an international network on the environmental impacts of war and mass violence; his first work in this area was co-edited with Edmund Russell, Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward an Environmental History of War (2004).