Forest Society and Colonialism


What was the system of 'blandongdiensten'?


It was the first imposition of rent on land and then exemption.

Forest Society and Colonialism

Q 1.

About how much percentage of the world's total forest area was cleared between 1700 and 1995?

Q 2.

During the colonial period, the British directly encouraged the production of which of these crops?

Q 3.

In which year the Indian Forest Service was set up?

Q 4.

Who were 'Kalangs' of Java?

Q 5.

Who were the colonial power in Indonesia?

Q 6.

Why was shifting cultivation banned by the Government in India?

Q 7.

Who wrote the book 'The Forests of India' in the year 1923?

Q 8.

What was the system of 'blandongdiensten'?

Q 9.

What is deforestation?

Q 10.

What was Samin's Movement?

Q 11.

How was the colonial management of forests in Bastar similar to that of Java?

Q 12.

What is shifting agriculture? Why was it regarded as harmful by the British?

Q 13.

Differentiate between the customary practice of hunting and hunting as a sport in India, after the Forest Acts were passed.

Q 14.

In which year the Baster rebellion took place?

Q 15.

Describe scientific forestry.

Q 16.

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?

Q 17.

The British believed that by killing dangerous animals, the British would civilise India. What did they do to encourage these killings?

Q 18.

Why did the people of Bastar rise in revolt against the British? Explain.

Q 19.

Describe four provisions of the Forest Act of 1878.

Q 20.

Why is deforestation considered harmful?

Q 21.

What did Dietrich Brandis suggest for the improvement of forests in India?

Q 22.

How did the American writer Richard Harding justify the conquest of Honduras in Central America?

Q 23.

Explain why did the Dutch adopt the 'scorched earth policy' during the war.