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Manipur: Jhum and Eco-Degradation

Md. Bahar-Ud-Din Shah (Author)
Synopsis Manipur, the land of jewels on the eastern ramparts of India, is a land of unique flora and fauna, rich cultures and traditions. At the fringe of Manipur valley, there is wilderness forest of the Indo-Myanmarese mountain tare which is populated by different tribes who have superb culture and different lifestyle. There is a common thing about the tribes of Manipur, i.e. jhum. Jhum is a system of cultivation at the hillslopes which is highly embedded in the lifestyle of all tribes. The book presents a detailed geographical account of Manipur and nature of agriculture of Manipur. For indepth study, Ukhrul distric of Manipur has been selected to asses the past and present position of Jhum, socio-economic conditions of Jhumias and impact of Jhum on forest, soil, flora, fauna and hydrological cycle etc. This book will immensely be helpful for agricultural scientists, regional planers, young researchers and of course students in the concerned field.
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About the author

Md. Bahar-Ud-Din Shah

Dr. Md. Bahar-Ud-Din Shah, born in 1975, is a young researcher in the department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He obtained his M.A. degree from A.M.U. in 1998 and Ph.D. degree from the same university in 2003 on the topic “Impact of Jhum Cultivation on the Ecosystem of Manipur: A Case Study of Ukhrul District”. He specializes in Rural Geography and Regional Planning and Development. His major research papers include: Jhuming Cultivation: A Deep-Rooted Environmental Concern; Jhuming Cultivation: Root Cause of Landuse/Land Cover Changes in Ukhrul District, Manipur; Jhuming Cultivation A Threat to Bio-Diversity of Northeast India: A Case Study; Sustainability of the Jhumias in Northeast India: A Case Study; Loss of Forest Cover and Land Degradation in India’s Northeast: A Case Study and Perception of Sustainability in Jhum: Farm-based Case Study. Dr. Bahar-Ud-Din has attended various national and international conferences.

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Title Manipur: Jhum and Eco-Degradation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176464589
length xviii+190p., Figures; Tables; Maps; Bibliography; 23cm.