This omnibus brings together two books that history. The first book, This Fissured
Land, presents an interpretative ecological history of the sun-continent. It offers a
theory of ecological prudence and profligacy, testing this theory across the wide
sweep of South Asian history. The second book, Ecology and Equity, is a spirited
intervention into the environment- development debate. The authors offer an
innovative agenda for environmental and social renewal. Both books have
attracted much attracted much attention, within the academic community as well
as outside it. The Use and abuse of Nature is required reading for those
interested in South Asian Politics, history and environmental Studies.
About The Author:
Madhav Gadgil is professor of Ecological Sciences at the Indian Institute
of Science, Bangalore.
Ramachandra Guha is one of India's best-known historians, a fulltime
author and columnist. He has taught at Yale University, the Indian Institute of
Science and the University of California at Berkeley, where he was the
Indo-American Community Chair professor in 1997 and 1998.
Gadgil and Guha have put together a remarkable book
a must for those involved
in the problems of India its provocative style stirs the cauldron of conflicts""
a breath of Fresh air
easy, engrossing reading
scholarship laced with a
strong sense of commitment.
'The book is a must for every concerned omnivore.'
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