ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Colonialism and Professionalism-A German Forester in India

A German Forester in India India Munshi Saldanha Dietrich Brandts was a German forester who came to India at the invitation of the British government in late 19th century to help put in place systems for managemeniand conservation afforests. This article documents his contributions to forestry management in India, viewing them in the context of the political economy of colonial India. Brandis' awareness of the value of indigenous systems of forest management and his differences with the British on that count are also noted.

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