Geeti Sen (ed). Indigenous Vision-Peoples of India: Attitudes to the Environment.
This book explores various facets of the environmental practices of the indigenous populace of India. The contributors present the rituals and folklore of these people to show how they are shaped by the environment they inhabit.
The case studies presented are on the Wadis of Bombay, the Gonds, Kols, Gujjars of Himachal Pradesh, the Mundas, Oraons and Santals of Central India. Other papers are on Buddist traditions, the impact of alien laws, attitudes on tribal populations.
This book is essential reading for ecologists, anthropologists, environmental activists and all those concerned with the survival of planet earth.
* Prepared by Ms Sabiha Ibrahim, Faculty Member, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.
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|Publication:||Pakistan Development Review|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Sep 22, 1992|
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