history - forest society and colonialism

Class 9 - History

Forest Society and Colonialism

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What is deforestation?
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Deforestation is cutting down of trees indiscriminately in a forest area. Under the colonial rule it became very systematic and extensive.

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Forest Society and Colonialism - Questions
1. Why was the railway network spread by the British in India from 1850s onwards? Why was there a need for forest timber spread for railways?
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2. Who wrote the book 'The Forests of India' in the year 1923?
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3. Who were 'Kalangs' of Java?
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4. How was the colonial management of forests in Bastar similar to that of Java?
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5. How did the American writer Richard Harding justify the conquest of Honduras in Central America?
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6. Differentiate between the customary practice of hunting and hunting as a sport in India, after the Forest Acts were passed.
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7. About how much percentage of the world's total forest area was cleared between 1700 and 1995?
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8. Describe scientific forestry.
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9. What is shifting agriculture? Why was it regarded as harmful by the British?
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10. What was the system of 'blandongdiensten'?
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11. In which year the Indian Forest Service was set up?
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12. Why was shifting cultivation banned by the Government in India?
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13. Who were the colonial power in Indonesia?
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14. During the colonial period, the British directly encouraged the production of which of these crops?
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15. Describe four provisions of the Forest Act of 1878.
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16. What is deforestation?
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17. The British believed that by killing dangerous animals, the British would civilise India. What did they do to encourage these killings?
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18. Why did the people of Bastar rise in revolt against the British? Explain.
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19. Explain why did the Dutch adopt the 'scorched earth policy' during the war.
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20. What did Dietrich Brandis suggest for the improvement of forests in India?
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21. In which year the Baster rebellion took place?
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22. What was Samin's Movement?
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23. Why is deforestation considered harmful?
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