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The Desperate Delta: Social Ecology of Sunderbans

 
Kumar Chattopadhyay (Author)
Synopsis The whole deltaic region is gasping under the darkest cloud of exploitation, torture and suffering. The greatest exploiter of the biotic world of this delta is Man. And the fiercest enemy is hunger. Ironically the bi-ped animals that created such vicious atomosphere parade this globe as saviour of environment, society and culture. They proudly claim top positions on the evolutionary ladder. Based on empirical research this book narrates the process of struggles, at different levels, that are being continuously carried out by the inhabitants of the Sunderbans. This is perhaps the first attempt by an anthropologist to study man-nature nexus through an ecosystemic approach.
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About the author

Kumar Chattopadhyay

Kumar Chattopadhyay is a social anthropologist of Calcutta University. Presently he is an Associate Professor of Indian Statistical Institute attached to the Sociological Research Unit. He is also associated with the Asiatic society and the Regional Reseaerch and Study Centre and Rural Development Agency of Midnapore, West Bengal. Besides, he is a member of several academic bodies and the Founder-Vice President of Bihangam-a society engaged in Ornithological research. Kumar Chatopadhyayhas published about 30 papers and communications in different journals.

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Title The Desperate Delta: Social Ecology of Sunderbans
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1995
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121204944
length vi+73p., Tables; Bibliography