Human activities have modified the earth and its environment to such an extent that scientists are debating whether the term “Anthropocene” should be used to describe the geological epoch we live in. Among the human modifications to the environment, it is deforestation, arguably, that has affected more of the earth’s surface than any other single activity.1 It is, therefore, not surprising that there are numerous studies on the causes of deforestation in several countries, including India.


Forest Conservation Resource Extraction Forest Policy Colonial Period Colonial State 
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