Forest and environment in ancient India by Vijay Kumar Gupta

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Study on the state of forest and environment as reflected in early Vedic literature.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-137).

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StatementVijay Kumar Gupta
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LC ClassificationsBL1112.27 .G878 2010, SD223 .G87 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 137 p. ;
Number of Pages137
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Open LibraryOL24454239M
ISBN 108176467103
ISBN 109788176467100
LC Control Number2010319874
OCLC/WorldCa543297967

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Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover $Author: Gupta, Vijay Kumar. The ancient people developed many effective measures to safeguard our ecosystems and environment which reflect sustainable development in true sense.

In our study, we try to highlight some texts and archaeological evidences of ancient India which can eminently reflect the perspectives of environment, forest and biodiversity conservation of our.

Environmental history in India has generated a rich literature on forests, wildlife, human animal conflict, tribal rights and commercial degradation, displacement and development, pastoralism and desertification, famine and disease, sedentarism and mobility, wildness and civility, and the ecology versus equity by: 3.

In the early periods of human history, environment strongly determined the lives and activities of the people. They were very much close to forest and natural resources as we find in historical documents.

Ancient Indian texts like Arthasastra, Sathapatha Bhramanas, Vedas, Manusmrti, Brhat-Samhita, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Rajtarangini reflected the concepts of forest ecology and. participatory forest management, an important forest management paradigm today, also was prevalent in ancient India, as illustrated by the example of a village committee overseeing the maintenance of forests.

During the late Vedic period (c. BC; BC. Life, Forests, and Plant Sciences in Ancient India Anil Rawat-- Bibliography. (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary This reader provides a multilayered analysis of different aspects of history, politics, economy and its interface with environment and ecology in early India.

An ancient Indian perspective on the environment. iGlobal Desk. Published on: whose work concentrates primarily on the history of late medieval and early modern Sanskrit intellectual traditions in India.

In this column, he delves into how early Indian texts reveal a sharp awareness of the natural world and the delicate balance that holds. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes.

The list of the books and authors in Ancient India which is very useful for the preparation of the Forest and environment in ancient India book examinations like UPSC-prelims.

Forest and biodiversity conservation in ancient Indian culture: A review based on old texts and archaeological evidences.

This paper brings out the issues related to natural resource exists, management and erosion right from the ancient to modern era. The natural resource such as forests and forest products were found as a basic source of survival for living organisms during the initial period.

Later, the natural resources started degrading slowly and steadily due to increased human activities. This is an attempt to capture in one place the names of books and other works written in ancient India.

For the purpose of this list, we consider all books written in India up to and including the Mughal era as being 'ancient books'. This list is not comprehensive until it matches with the updated scientific facts.

The original source is. MEDICAL SCIENCE IN ANCIENT INDIA (AYURVEDA & YOGA) As you have read, scientific knowledge was in a highly advanced stage in ancient India. In keeping with the times, Medical Science was also highly developed. Ayurveda is the indigenous system of medicine that was developed in Ancient India.

The word Ayurveda. India. Forest Resources as Explained in Epic Ramayana ( BC AD) In Valmiki Ramayana, two Sanskrit words viz., “Vana” and “Aranya” are used while referring to forests.

The term “Vana” is used to denote sub-forestation, a kind of cultivated forest with a clustering of desirable plants. In recent days, environmental science and ecology are disciplines of modern science under which study of environment and its constituents is done with minute details.

As Science, they are establihshed in 20th century, but their origin can be seen long back in the Vedic and ancient Sanskrit literature.

The concepts of environment. 4 THE FOREST AND THE FIELD IN ANCIENT INDIA. Mahesh Rangarajan. When Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, is about to set out on his long exile in the forests south of the Gangetic plains, his mother, Kaushalya, expresses fears about his safety: ‘May the huge elephants not harm you my dear son,’ she says, ‘nor the lions, tigers, bears, boars or ferocious horned buffalo.’.

The Story of India's Private Forests. India has lost over million hectares of tree cover between andaccording to an analysis by the non-profit World Resources Institute. Famine in a Forest Tract: Ecological Change and the Causes of the Famine in Chota Nagpur, Northern India.

Nature and the Orient: The Environmental History of South and Southeast Asia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, – The book highlights the two main strains of conflict that characterize the evolution of professional forestry in India.

First, the tension between the subsistence needs of the local population and the commercial needs of the colonial state, and second, the clash between the forest department, which sought to preserve and manage forests, and the. UPSC REPEATS Questions in IAS Prelims from Previous Year Papers 18 repeated in IAS Prelims 26+ repeated in IAS Prelims 16+ repeated in IAS Prelims.

India has strict forest laws to preserve not only the lush greens or the dry grey forests, but also the family members of the forests. This page is a jungle book of Indian forest covers with the elaborate geographical description and its importance in Indian economy and environment.

The age of extinction Environment. India’s ancient tribes battle to save their forest home from mining The Hasdeo Arand is one of the largest contiguous stretches of dense forest.

for sustaining environment and for this a blue print was prepared 2. Interestingly, ancient Indian civilization also knows the importance of nature and in this regard several principles were developed and practiced in ancient India which is very much similar to Rio principles.

The modern holistic methods of. Padel, F. Forest knowledge: Tribal people, their environment and structure of power. In Nature and the orient: The environmental history of south and southeast Asia (pp.

Delhi, India: Oxford University Press. Google Scholar. History Of Ancient Indian Science, (Vol. I: Botanical Science And Economic Growth: A Study Of Forestry, Horiculture, Gardening And Plant Science) by Lalta Prasad Pandey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Forestry in India is a significant rural industry and a major environmental resource.

India is one of the ten most forest-rich countries of the world. Together, India and these other 9 countries account for 67 percent of total forest area of the world.

India's forest cover grew at % annually over –, and has grown at the rate of % per year over –, after decades where. There is enough evidence to show that dense forests once covered India. The changing forest composition and cover can be closely linked to the growth and change of civilizations.

Over the years, as man progressed the forest began gradually depleting. The growing population and man’s dependence on the forest have been mainly responsible for this. In India, the mango is commonly seen as a symbol of love and fertility. Banana: The Resourceful Tree.

Their huge lush green leaves make it clear that bananas thrive in a very rainforest-like environment. The leaves, fruits and flowers of this tree are all utilized in Indian religious ceremonies. In my view this statement is wrong, as the Environment protection in India started long before from the time of Ancient India.

In the early stages of human history in India, human beings considered the environment as very dominant and that was why, they worshipped different aspects like trees, forest, animals, mountains, rivers etc.

A Forest History of India book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This collection of articles by noted environmental historian Ric /5(1). Forest Management: Many interesting findings have recently come out about the way forests and trees were managed by each village and a careful method applied to harvest medicines, firewood, and building material in accordance with natural renewal rates.

There is now a database being built of these ‘sacred groves’ across India. Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy, ideology, and social movement regarding concerns for environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the impact of changes to the environment on humans, animals, plants and non-living environmentalism focuses more on the.

The war being waged in Hasdeo Arand, a rich and biodiverse Indian forest, has pitted indigenous people, ancient trees, elephants and sloth bears against the. A brief treatment of Indian literature follows.

For a fuller treatment, see South Asian arts: Literature. See also Islamic arts: Islamic literatures, India: The arts, Pakistan: The arts, and Bangladesh: The arts. The earliest Indian literature took the form of the canonical Hindu sacred writings, known as the Veda, which were written in the Veda were added prose commentaries such.

Ancient Indian History by RS Sharma PDF. So we’ve got a lot of ancient Indian history books to follow but according to the popularity and reviews, Ancient Indian history by RS Sharma PDF book is one of the best books that have every single depth of details regarding India history and also the book is very well written with % genuine.

Day-to-day human conversation carries the glimpses of ancient past. In oral tradition in India, environment has been perceived as a living being which breathes, feels, protects etc.

Environment is a friendly entity. The animals and forms are one of the basic components of tales and oral tradition in India. The big rivers of India. In western India (modern Pakistan), there’s the Indus River, and in eastern India, there’s the Ganges River.

These two rivers account for most of the early Indian cities and farming. Ancient Indian economy Mughal Indian economy.

The rivers brought water for the fields. They also carried a lot of trade on boats. Explore historic cook books and a dictionary documenting India’s culinary tradition through the ages recipes are the two books by Centre for Science and Environment food/how-ancient. Article 48 of the Constitution of India says, "The state shall endeavour to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country" and Article A states that "it shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers, and wildlife and.

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