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Lending a Voice to Baahubali

The film Chopsticks initiates a conversation on where our food comes from, drawing attention to the commercial breeding and commodification of animals for human consumption.

Saffronisation of the Holy Cow: Unearthing Silent Communalism

The principles of environmentality are employed in this study to look at how law, science and policy can mould environmental subjectivities of people to conflicting ends. The study locates the environment and animalrights debate within the complex of underlying exclusivist Hindu nationalist philosophy. This case study of Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Protection of Cattle Bill 2010, which is considered a direct attack on the dietary practices of the minorities, is an extension of the critiques of religious-environmentalism and showcases the machinations of a fundamentalist metanarrative that obscures environmental thought. This silent form of communalism tends to go unnoticed when couched in scientific or politically correct language.

Elephant Hunting in Late 19th Century North-East India

This paper explores the interaction between state and society in the management of the elephant as a strategic natural resource in late 19th century north-east India. The management of strategic natural resources aided the British in the task of empire-building. Protective legislation laid down the broad parameters within which a regime of control could function efficiently and effectively. Yet control over various strategic natural resources was far from being â??directâ?? in the complete sense of the word; rather it was contested, often in subtle ways, and negotiated at different levels. Micro-level history of the kind this paper has sought to depict serves to highlight the intricate character of natural resource control by the colonial state.
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