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(Pondicherry University)

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forest policy
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Culture, communication and colonial forest policy:van gujjar marginalization and struggle for forest rights

Author : Faheem muhammed m.p

Keyword : Van gujjars, fra, forest policy, cultural communication, community forest management

Subject : Arts and humanities

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Abstract : The Indian Forest Governance has been a leftover of the colonial British policies. The colonial forestry instigated the territorialisation of forests to restrict common access and to exclude the traditional forest dwellers and forest-dependent people. Independent India's approach towards the forests made no difference from the colonial policies rather than promoting the Forest Department as the sole manager of the forests. The state, through the intervention of the Forest Department, excluded the traditional forest dwellers from the policy-making processes and then from the forest itself. Van Gujjars, a pastoral, nomadic, Muslim indigenous community in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, have been subjected to systematic oppression leading to the eviction and displacement from their traditional forest lands. This research explores the Van Gujjar struggle for forest rights and the oppressive elements in the state forest policy.

Article by : Faheem MP Muhammed

Article add date : 2021-02-20


How to cite : Faheem muhammed m.p. (2021-February-20). Culture, communication and colonial forest policy:van gujjar marginalization and struggle for forest rights. retrieved from https://www.openacessjournal.com/abstract/669