Title: INSIGHTS FROM THE FOREST VILLAGES IN ASSAM: DISCOURSES
ON THE HISTORY, CULTURE AND COMMUNITIES
Authors: Dr. Indrani Sarma
Dr. Indrani Sarma Assistant Professor and Head Incharge, Department of Sociology,
Cotton University, Panbazar, Guwahati, Assam (INDIA)
MLA 8 Sarma, Dr. Indrani. "INSIGHTS FROM THE FOREST VILLAGES IN ASSAM: DISCOURSES ON THE HISTORY, CULTURE AND COMMUNITIES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 4316-4325, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=330. Accessed June 2019.
APA Sarma, D. (2019, June). INSIGHTS FROM THE FOREST VILLAGES IN ASSAM: DISCOURSES ON THE HISTORY, CULTURE AND COMMUNITIES. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(6), 4316-4325. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=330
Chicago Sarma, Dr. Indrani. "INSIGHTS FROM THE FOREST VILLAGES IN ASSAM: DISCOURSES ON THE HISTORY, CULTURE AND COMMUNITIES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 6 (June 2019), 4316-4325. Accessed June, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=330.
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Abstract: The history of Assam's forests has been intertwined with the intricate ethnic and cultural patterns
of the state. The remote high hills and adjacent regions are homes to a wide variety of tribal
groups. Amidst the rich natural landscape of the region, the discourse on the historical formation
of the forest villages in Assam is an interesting subject. The forest villages embody a unique
cultural landscape with regard to the history of human-forest interactions. Moreover, the region's
unique history of land alienation among the indigenous peasants and their migration into the
forest areas form an important part of the discourse on human-forest interface. However, the
contemporary park management reveals intense conflict between the state-initiated conservation
policies and the livelihood necessities of the communities. The crisis of conservation stems
mainly from the exclusionary and unilateral nature of the present conservation regime that has
failed to recognise the historical dimensions of people-landscape ties and the socio-cultural
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