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Author: Hugh Francis Clarke Cleghorn


ISBN: UOM:39015059785173

Category: Botanical gardens

Page: 412

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26. H. Cleghorn, Forests and Gardens of South India, London: H. Allan, 1861, p. 31. 27. Stebbing, The Forests of India, vol. I, p. 314. 28. Guha, op. cit., p. 1882. 29. Habib, Indian Economy, p. 40. 30. Correspondence by Campbell Walker ...

Author: Ganeswar Nayak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000427486

Category: History

Page: 470

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This book is an interesting collection of essays on the Railways in Colonial South Asia. The book introduces the key concepts which have now entered the study of railway history, e.g. economy, ecology, culture, health and crime through the various essays. The well researched essays include those on the Imperial Railways in nineteenth century South Asia, Pakistan Railway, Impact of railway expansion on the Himalayan forests, development of the Sri Lankan Railways, a study of the European employees of the BB & CI Railways, problems of Indian Railway up to c. ad 1900, railways in Gujarati literature and tradition, mapping the Gaikwad Baroda State Railway on the colonial rail network, coming of railways in Bihar, expansion of railway to colonial Orissa, etc. This book will be of immense value to those researching on various dimensions of railway transport in colonial South Asia. It can also be read by the more perceptive general reader exploring books on railways. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
2021-06-14 By Ganeswar Nayak

Calculated from Table 11.4, 'Estimate of sleepers (crossties) and acres of forest cleared, India, 1850–1940', ... 'Third Report on Forest Operations', 31 August 1860, in Cleghorn, The Forests and Gardens of South India (London: W. H. ...

Author: J. Beattie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230309067

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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A new interpretation of imperialism and environmental change, and the anxieties imperialism generated through environmental transformation and interaction with unknown landscapes. Tying together South Asia and Australasia, this book demonstrates how environmental anxieties led to increasing state resource management, conservation, and urban reform.
2011-05-25 By J. Beattie



ISBN: OCLC:780260311



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This excerpt from his classic guide to the forests and gardens of South India contains some key words from the lexicon of imperial forestry: control, regulation, authority, conserve, valuable, juxtaposed with the alleged 'careless ...

Author: William Beinart

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191566288

Category: History

Page: 412

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European imperialism was extraordinarily far-reaching: a key global historical process of the last 500 years. It locked disparate human societies together over a wider area than any previous imperial expansion; it underpinned the repopulation of the Americas and Australasia; it was the precursor of globalization as we now understand it. Imperialism was inseparable from the history of global environmental change. Metropolitan countries sought raw materials of all kinds, from timber and furs to rubber and oil. They established sugar plantations that transformed island ecologies. Settlers introduced new methods of farming and displaced indigenous peoples. Colonial cities, many of which became great conurbations, fundamentally changed relationships between people and nature. Consumer cultures, the internal combustion engine, and pollution are now ubiquitous. Environmental history deals with the reciprocal interaction between people and other elements in the natural world, and this book illustrates the diverse environmental themes in the history of empire. Initially concentrating on the material factors that shaped empire and environmental change, Environment and Empire discusses the way in which British consumers and manufacturers sucked in resources that were gathered, hunted, fished, mined, and farmed. Yet it is also clear that British settler and colonial states sought to regulate the use of natural resources as well as commodify them. Conservation aimed to preserve resources by exclusion, as in wildlife parks and forests, and to guarantee efficient use of soil and water. Exploring these linked themes of exploitation and conservation, this study concludes with a focus on political reassertions by colonised peoples over natural resources. In a post-imperial age, they have found a new voice, reformulating ideas about nature, landscape, and heritage and challenging, at a local and global level, views of who has the right to regulate nature.
2007-10-11 By William Beinart

“Progress Report of Forest Administration in Jodhpur for 1890–91,” IF 18 (1892): 65–66. 24. Hugh Cleghorn, The Forests and Gardens of South India (London: W.H. Allen, 1861), 152. 25. N. A. Dalzell, Observations on the Influence of ...

Author: David Arnold

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520379343

Category: History

Page: 268

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Burning the Dead traces the evolution of cremation in India and the South Asian diaspora across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Through interconnected histories of movement, space, identity, and affect, it examines how the so-called traditional practice of Hindu cremation on an open-air funeral pyre was culturally transformed and materially refashioned under British rule, following intense Western hostility, colonial sanitary acceptance, and Indian adaptation. David Arnold examines the critical reception of Hindu cremation abroad, particularly in Britain, where India formed a primary reference point for the cremation debates of the late nineteenth century, and explores the struggle for official recognition of cremation among Hindu and Sikh communities around the globe. Above all, Arnold foregrounds the growing public presence and assertive political use made of Hindu cremation, its increasing social inclusivity, and its close identification with Hindu reform movements and modern Indian nationhood.
2021-02-02 By David Arnold

... Forest and Gardens, p 139 90 Cleghorn, Forests and Gardens of South India, p 33 91 Stebbing, The Forests ofIndia, Vol 2,p 101 -110 92Imperial Gazetterof India, Provincial Series,Madras 1, 1908, p 58) 93 Forests of India, Vol 11, ...

Author: Subbarayalu

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9789383808540

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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On the advent of British rule, there was unprecedented pressure on the forests for commercial exploitation. This led to their denudation, which in turn caused the silting of rivers, resulting in poor flow of water, leading to famine. Among the East India Company Surgeons there were some who were ardent nature lovers and who showed keen interest in the preservation of natural wealth. This book is a tribute to one of those veteran Surgeons, Dr. H. F. C. Cleghorn, who was instrumental in introducing Forest Conservation not only in South India, but also in the Punjab, and all over the Indian Empire. Dr. Cleghorn was under the East India Company serving as military Surgeon in the Madras Presidency. For his pioneering works, Dr. Cleghorn was conferred the title ‘The Founder of Forest Conservancy in India’. He retired in 1869 and returned to Scotland. There again, he ensured that an exclusive course in Forestry was included in the Syllabi of the University of Edinburgh, and he also got involved in the selection of personnel for Indian Forest Service. His collection of plant drawings and books finds a place in Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh. This book is a deep narrative on how Dr. Cleghorn organized Forest Conservancy on an all India basis and how he got people like R. H. Beddome, the Naturalist, to work with him. His association with the formation of botanical gardens at Lal Bagh, Bangalore, and Udhagamandalam, are interestingly captured.
2014 By Subbarayalu

In 1861, he returned to take up the post of Joint Commissioner for Conservancy of Forests, a position shared with Dietrich Brandis. Forests and Gardens of South India In 1861, the book: The forests and gardens of South India, ...

Author: George Abraham Pottamkulam

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781638065203

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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Stretching across nearly the entire width of peninsular India, the Vindhya Range symbolically divides the North and South. South of the Vindhya range lies a triangular-shaped mass of ancient rock, the Deccan Plateau, which slopes gently eastward towards the Bay of Bengal. Godavari, Krishna and the Cauvery are Southern rivers that originate in the rain-soaked peaks of the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats Mountain Range or the Sahyadri Range begins South of the Tapti River, close to the boundary of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The Western Ghats begin to rise north of Mumbai, running parallel to the coast, until they reach the tip of the peninsula of India. Here, they merge with the southernmost portion of the Eastern Ghats, a chain of low interrupted ranges that sweeps northeast in the direction of Chennai. A spirit of adventure is evident in the efforts of these explorers. Braving malarial jungle, these hardy men doggedly worked the land, crafting beautiful and productive estates out of the pristine forests. It was an enterprise in the best sense, leaving a legacy for the later generations to build on. In Tamilnadu: A Journey in Time Part II, we embark on a journey of about three thousand years’ history of the evolution of dynasties, colonial explorations, trade, missionary work; sprinkles of stories from personal diaries interwoven with anecdotal tales and punctuated with biographies, mostly as book excerpts, which will take us back to a long-buried era when West met the East. We bring you the modern world as we see it today, as the East reaches out to the West.

Electrical Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, from 1912 to 1923, are in the Library of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. A majority of these are water-colours of indigenous plants from Karnataka.

Author: S.G. Neginhal IFS

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781647606374

Category: Nature

Page: 616

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• Contains descriptions of 988 Trees belonging to 87 families. • Has 568 pages, 255 black and white photographs and 193 line drawings of Trees. • Separate photographs provided for the Evergreen, Deciduous, Scrub and Mangrove Trees. • Sacred, Rare, Endemic, Ornamental, Fruit-bearing, Littoral Trees are tabulated. • Contains Maps of Forests of South India and Western and Eastern Ghats. • This book is brought out after a gap of more than a century after Bourdillon’s The Forest Trees of Travancore (1908). • The book is also equally useful wherever Tropical Evergreen, Deciduous and Scrub Forests exist in Peninsular India.
2020-03-13 By S.G. Neginhal IFS

However , he also pioneered the official concept of the ' village forest ' , a Forest Department categorisation significantly abandoned later in the century . 38 H. Cleghorn , The Forests and Gardens of South India , Edinburgh , 1861 .

Author: John MacDonald MacKenzie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719029007

Category: Science

Page: 216

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Many experts recognize that juvenile literature acts as an excellent reflector of the dominant ideas of an age; the values and fantasies of adult authors are often dressed up in fictional garb for youthful consumption. This collection examines a portion of the mass-produced juvenile literature, from the mid-19th century until the 1950s, focusing on the cluster of ideas connected with Britain's role in the maintenance of order and the spread of civilization. Western science, medicine, geographical ideas, and environmental assumptions were all vital to the creation of the imperial world system. The contributors to this volume illustrate new approaches to the study of conservation, botany, geology, economic geography, state scientific endeavor, and entomological and medical research in relation to the imperial rule of both Britain and France. Distributed in the US and Canada by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR