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for the environment is not new; it has always existed. One of the flash points
in the inner conflicts within human societies of the past was fuelled by the
continuous effort to resolve the legitimate use of the natural world. Nature is
one of those spaces where we observe the most intense form of class struggle
and power politics—the more privileged control the natural resources. The rapid
unfolding of power relations, the rise of new technology to exploit the
environment, the growing resource crunch, and a perceived ‘environmental
crisis’ have resulted in the development of a new field of study—environmental
history, an important gateway to knowledge in general and Environmental Studies
brings together several eminent scholars who share a common interest in the
environmental history of South Asia. The work is divided in four sections. In
Section I, Understanding Environmental History, Karl Jacoby, Alok Kumar Ghosh,
Arun Bandopadhyay and Archana Prasad contribute to our understanding of
environmentalism, its historiography and the role of state legislation and the
popular response thereto. In Section II, Communities on the Margin, Vinita Damodaran
and Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay focus on different communities in the periphery
lying outside the supposed ‘mainstream’ and their fight for their own
perceptions of ‘justice’ and ‘legitimate claims’. In Section III, Colonialism,
Post-Colonialism, the State and the Management of Nature, Kaushik Roy, Arabinda
Samanta, Amal Das, Sahara Ahmed, Jagdish N. Sinha and Sumit Guha look at the
evolution of state policy on environmental questions through different periods
of Indian history.
Section IV, Beyond India, Rita Pemberton, Lawrence Gundersen and Tridib
Chakrabarti study environmental issues in the countries beyond India.
a Fulbright Scholar at Brown University (1994-5) and a Charles Wallace Fellow
at SOAS (1997), is one of the earliest scholars in India to unertake research
in the environmental and sports history of South Asia. Dr Chakrabarti is
currently Professor and Co-ordinator of the UGC Special Assistance Programme on
Environmental History of South Asia in the Department of History, Jadavpur
volume contains a selection of papers presented at the International Seminar on
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Vision and Mission held under the auspices of CAS,
Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
MAO College was the first modern institution of its kind in the Islamic world,
historic importance was realized more and more with the passage of time. The
essays focus not only on the importance of the Aligarh Movement and the
evolution of MAO College as its centre but also on the relevance of Sir Syed’s
concern for challenges faced by the Muslims in particular and the people of the
country in general.
contributors represent different disciplines who have applied interdisciplinary
approach in presenting their viewpoint. Each essay is an accademic tribute to
Sir Syed and his mission and sheds fresh light on his vision and missionary
is Chairman of the Department of History and Coordinator of the
Centre of Advanced Study (History), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has
engaged for a long time in exploring and procuring source material in Hindi for
the history of medieval India, and has published a number of articles on the
subject in reputed journals.
essays offered here were written between 1970 and 2005. Teaching assignments,
requests for articles, and the author’s own evolving interests prompted them.
They were not written with the view to form a book. They are now published
together in the conviction that, both singly and as a whole, they can
contribute to a better appreciation of Satyajit Ray’s legacy.
essays deal with Ray as a filmmaker. The date on which each essay was written
is indicated as it situates each in the cultural context in which it was
of the twenty-nine feature films of Ray, only eight, plus the Apu Trilogy
as a whole, are discussed. Moreover, this small collection is not a selection,
indicaing preferences; nor is it a classification, rating the films.
discussion of Jana Aranya is the only essay that was written for this
book to illuminate the evolution that took place from the first to the last
film of Satyajit Ray. In order to preserve their historical value, generally,
the essays were not updated.
Ray’s deep involvement in film education, especially in the film societies
movement in India, it was felt mandatory to include two articles on the
subject, one discusing the situation of the film societies today, and the
other, inspired by Satyajit Ray, and proposing a programme of media education
for a new type of film society.
MA, Theatre Art (Film), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), was
born in Montrel, Canada, in 1935. He came to India in 1961, and since then has
is a Jesuit, teaching Mass Communication and Film Studies at St. Xavier’s
College, Kolkata. In 1970, with the assistance of the late Satyajit Ray, he
founded a media centre in Kolkata, called Chitrabani. In 1985, he started the
Education Media Research Center of St. Xavier’s College.