Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Economic and Political Weekly, Taylor and Francis Inc., Volume 48, Number 5, p.39-49 (2013)

ISBN:

978-113504898-3;978-041583480-3

URL:

https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84874180882&partnerID=40&md5=d55de4ac878ef812e7e44b3f9dcd703a

Abstract:

This paper repositions iron smelting and the smelter at the centre of a revised narrative of pre- and early-colonial forest history and policy. In a medieval war economy the smelter shared a relationship of mutual interdependence with the feudal state as a provider of critical raw material for weapon manufacture. This, however, changed with the advent of the colonial state, interdependence giving way to competition over resources. It is through this multilayered perspective of environmental and military history intertwined with the anthropology of iron smelting that we can unearth one of the roots of statutory forest laws.

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Cite this Research Publication

Sa Sivramkrishna and Dr. Amalendu Jyotishi, “Unearthing the roots of colonial forest laws: Iron smelting and the state in pre- and early-colonial India”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 48, pp. 39-49, 2013.

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