Natural Heritage and Colonial Legacies: India in the 19th Century
Dr Damodaran is a historian of modern India. Together with Richard Grove, she has pioneered work on social and political histories of the environment in the third world, and has been a seminal contributor to what has come to be known as 'subaltern' or 'third-world' political ecology. Her publications include; Broken Promises, Indian Nationalism and the Congress Party in Bihar (1992), Nature and the Orient, Essays on the Environmental History of South and South-East Asia(1998) and Post Colonial India, History Politics and Culture (2000), British empire and the natural world: environmental encounters in South Asia, (2010) She is also the author of several articles in established journals. She is particularly interested in questions of identity and resistance and is completing a manuscript on landscape and indigeneity in Chotanagpur. An experienced researcher and teacher she is the director of the Centre for World Environmental History at Sussex. The centre is host to several research projects and a number of research associates.
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