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Forestry in British and Post-British India-A Historical Analysis

Forestry in British and Post-British India-A Historical Analysis

Forestry in British and Post-British India A Historical Analysis Ramachandra Guha The current debate on the draft Forest Act has necessitated an examination of forest policies in India. This article, while analysing colonial and post-colonial forest policies, concentrates on the historical process whereby the traditionally-held rights of the forest communities have been progressive- ly curtailed through the development of forest policy, management and legislation.

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