The Ramachandra Guha Omnibus: The Unquiet Woods,

The Ramachandra Guha Omnibus: The Unquiet Woods, Environmentalism, Savaging the Civilized This collection of three of the key studies by one of India s greatest historians and environmentalists offers an extremely well written and handy presentation of modern day environmental movements, ideas, and trends, as well as pioneers in the field Guha provides a new introduction

About the Author: Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha was born in Dehradun in 1958, and educated in Delhi and Calcutta He has taught at the University of Oslo, Stanford, and Yale, and at the Indian Institute of Science He has been a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and also served as the Indo American Community Chair Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.After a peripatetic academic career, with five jobs in ten years on three continents, Guha settled down to become a full time writer based in Bangalore His books cover a wide range of themes, including a global history of environmentalism, a biography of an anthropologist activist, a social history of Indian cricket, and a social history of Himalayan peasants Guha s books and essays have been translated intothan twenty languages The prizes they have won include the U.K Cricket Society s Literary Award and the Leopold Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History.

10 thoughts on “The Ramachandra Guha Omnibus: The Unquiet Woods, Environmentalism, Savaging the Civilized

  1. says:

    The three books in this Omnibus make a good collection Unquiet Woods is one of Guha s earlier books and the writing style is still a bit dreary, and the main premise that the Chipko movement was driven by economic rather than merely environmental concerns is laboured Savaging the Civilized is quite captivating though Very well researched and beautifully pieced together.

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