A People's History of India 36

Man and Environment

Irfan Habib

Tulika Books

A People's History of India 36

Pub Date: September 2015

ISBN: 9789382381631

176 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $19.00£15.99

A People's History of India 36

Man and Environment

Irfan Habib

Tulika Books

Increasing interest has been shown in recent decades in matters relating to ecology, especially under the influence of the debate on climate change. The scope of ecology is, of course, much wider than that of climate alone, and involves in addition not only human relation with all species of animals and plants but also those conditions of human societies (material and intellectual) that influence our responses to the opportunities and challenges posed by nature. It is with this wider sense in mind that the history of ecology has been treated in this volume. Extensive extracts from sources have been provided; and there are special notes on ecology, climatology, zooarchaeology, natural history, and forestry.
The coverage of the evolution of the environment both by itself and in relation to the evolution of human beings in the prehistoric, Pleistocene and the current interglacial Holocene periods is very good and of value to the academic and student community. R. Rajamani, The Book Review

About the Author

Irfan Habib, professor emeritus at the Aligarh Muslim University, is the author of The Agrarian System of Mughal India, 1556–1707 (1963; revised edition 1999), An Atlas of the Mughal Empire (1982), Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception (1995), Medieval India: The Study of a Civilization (2007), Economic History of Medieval India, 1200–1500 (with collaborators) (2011) and Atlas of Ancient Indian History (with Faiz Habib) (2012). He is the general editor of the People's History of India series.