Socio-Economic Dimensions of Forest Among The Khasis

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Overview

  • Author :Rekha M. Shangpliang
  • Year of Publication :2013
  • ISBN: :9788180699641
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 220
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics, North East Indian Studies, Sociology


About the Book :

The book is based on extensive fieldwork conducted in two Khasi villages. The author traces the role and parameters of forest usage in the socio-economic life of the Khasis and also throws light on the various National Forest Policies and forest legislations passed by the Government of India in an attempt to assess the impact on the socio-economic condition of the people at grassroot level whose livelihood basically depends on forest. The book may be useful to scholars interested in the study of environmental history and forest eco-system.


About Author :

Rekha M. Shangpliang is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, NEHU. Her areas of specialization are Sociology of Environment, Sociology of Family and Kinship and Sociology of Gender. She has to her credit two books — Forest in the Life of the Khasis and Socio-Economic Dimension of Forest among the Khasis as well as a number of articles on Matriliny, Gender and Kinship published in National and International journals.