CONTENTS:- Introduction: Situating the History of Forests in Assam; Geography and History of the Area under study; Genesis of the British Forest Policy till 1874; Development of British Forest Policy and its Implementation from 1874 to 1947; Socio-economic Impact of the British Forest Policy; Environmental Consequesnces of British Rule; Conclusion.
This study attempts to analyse the British Forest Policy from 1864 to 1947, in particular context of Assam. Situating the geography and history of the region, it traces the genesis and development of British forest policy. It also examines the socio-economic and environmental impact of the policy on the people as well as on the state as a whole. The book will be especially useful for historians, students, teachers, researchers, botanists, environ- mentalists and policy-makers.