Review of Situating Environmental History, edited by Ranjan Chakrabarti

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Das, Debojyoti. Review of Situating Environmental History, edited by Ranjan Chakrabarti. Global Environment 2 (2008): 200–4.

[A]n excellent work of scholarship that brings in diverse ecological issues under the broad canvas of environmental history and tries to establish the significance of the discipline within the discourse on ecology, conservation, and environmentalism. All the papers raise very important and pertinent questions that broaden the agenda of environmental history in South Asia. They look at state formation, colonial perception of the oriental environment, the history of pandemics, gender roles in joint forest management, and many other aspects of global environmental history. The book will be an important reader for scholars interested in environmental history in South Asia and beyond. — Debojyoti Das

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Further readings: 
  • Chakrabarti, Ranjan, ed. Situating Environmental History. New Delhi: Monohar Publishers, 2007.