The Bengal Delta

Ecology, State and Social Change, 1840–1943

  • Iftekhar Iqbal

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

About this book


With a focus on colonial Bengal, this book demonstrates how the dynamics of agrarian prosperity or decline, communal conflicts, poverty and famine can only be properly understood from an ecological perspective as well as discussions of state's coercion and popular resistance, market forces and dependency, or contested cultures and consciousness.


bibliography conflicts ecology environment history resistance revolution society

Authors and affiliations

  • Iftekhar Iqbal
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DhakaBangladesh

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31221-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28981-9
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