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How tables have turned, I thought as I read this book. Guha in an academic style and much more humble at the same time. No wonder this book has turned into a classic! The scholar places immense focus on archives and statistics; and anecdotes. The study benefits a lot from the nuance. Guha's admiration for the rare Gandhian grassroot level movement; and also a subaltern environment movement does not take away his discomfort with the essentialising and romanticising of Chipko. Guha also makes a de...
An approachable account of forest movements and peasants resistance in Uttarakhand, most easily available too.
good historical details. well researched.