lnu.sePublications
Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Alternative names
Publications (10 of 76) Show all publications
Cederlöf, G. (2019). Landscapes and the Law: Environmental Politics, Regional Histories, and Contests over Nature. New Delhi: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Landscapes and the Law: Environmental Politics, Regional Histories, and Contests over Nature
2019 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Landscapes and the Law is situated at the crossroads of environmental, colonial, and legal history. It examines the role of law in consolidating early colonial rule from the perspective of people’s access to nature in forests and hill tracts. This major interdisciplinary study is thus concerned with the social history of legal processes and the making of law, being as relevant today as it was when first published a decade ago.

The book is focused equally on the multitude of colliding claims for access to land and resources, and the complex ways in which customary rights are redefined and codified for the purpose of securing and legitimizing colonial sovereign rule.

Basing her archival and field work on the Nilgiri Hills in South India, Gunnel Cederlöf explores conflicting perceptions of nature and political visions that are projected onto landscapes and people. She traces debates on property and land rights, and how the empirical sciences merge with the legal claims justifying land acquisition. Popular resistance strategies to such exploitation are analysed, and a cross-cultural comparison made between early legal processes and social history in India, New Zealand, and North America.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019. p. 316
Keywords
Indian modern history, indigenous people, British colonial history, environmental history, history of anthropology, race theory, Law, Property law, land law
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-87018 (URN)9780199499748 (ISBN)978-0-19-909927-6 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Note

Landscapes and the Law was first published by Permanent Black in 2008. The revised Oxford University Press publication (2019) Has an extended preface bringing the work up to date with British imperial history and law in India. It is published in paperback and ebook.

Available from: 2019-07-29 Created: 2019-07-29 Last updated: 2019-12-06Bibliographically approved
Cederlöf, G. (2019). Poor man's crop: evading opium monopoly. Modern Asian Studies, 53(2), 633-659
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Poor man's crop: evading opium monopoly
2019 (English)In: Modern Asian Studies, ISSN 0026-749X, E-ISSN 1469-8099, Vol. 53, no 2, p. 633-659Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research on opium in colonial India has so far mainly focused on the competing Malwa and Bengal opium currents under the control of the Sindia and Holkar families and of the British East India Company, respectively. The historical trajectory has tended to emphasize the implementation of a draconian and all-encompassing British monopoly. This study joins the emerging efforts to search the regional histories on the margins of the strongest players’ actions on the global scene. It aims at nuancing the narratives by focusing on a region away from such centres. The study investigates the local cultivation and usage of opium in Rangpore district—a region in north Bengal that had recently been badly affected by a severe flood. Here, the drug was extensively used and the lucrative trade with neighbouring states gave small-scale cultivators an income also under hard environmental conditions. The fact that production and trade were small-scale, fragmented, and made use of markets in Cooch Bihar, Assam, and Bhutan impeded British attempts at getting in control of production and trade.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2019
Keywords
Colonial Indian history, Opium, British East India Company, Monopoly, Bengal, Assam, Cooch Behar, Bhutan
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78648 (URN)10.1017/S0026749X17001093 (DOI)000459152000011 ()2-s2.0-85054964836 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-02 Created: 2018-11-02 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Cederlöf, G. & Rangarajan, M. (Eds.). (2018). At nature’s edge: the global present and long-term history (1ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>At nature’s edge: the global present and long-term history
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In an epoch when environmental issues make the headlines, this is a work that goes beyond the everyday. Ecologies as diverse as the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean coast, the Negev desert and the former military bases of Vietnam, or the Namib desert and the east African savannah all have in common a long-time human presence and the many ways people have modified nature. With research covering countries from Asia, Africa, and Australia, the authors come together to ask how and why human impacts on nature have grown in scale and pace from a long pre-history. 

The chapters in this volume illumine specific patterns and responses across time, going beyond an overt centring of the European experience. The tapestry of life and the human reshaping of environments evoke both concern and hope, making it vital to understand when, why, and how we came to this particular turn in the road. Eschewing easy labels and questioning eurocentrism in today's climate vocabulary, this is a volume that will stimulate rethinking among scholars and citizens alike.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018. p. 331 Edition: 1
Keywords
Environmental history, Climate studies, Historical ecology, Anthropocene, Indigenous people, Asia, Australia, Southern Africa
National Category
History Archaeology Other Biological Topics
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78866 (URN)9780199489077 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-18 Created: 2018-11-18 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Cederlöf, G. (2018). Battles over Law: The (Re-)formation of Legal Rights to Nature in the Nilgiri Hills, Early Nineteenth Century. In: Arun Bandopadhyay, Sanjukta Das Gupta (Ed.), In Quest of the Historian's Craft: Essays in Honour of Prof. B.B. Chaudhuri (pp. 391-406). New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Battles over Law: The (Re-)formation of Legal Rights to Nature in the Nilgiri Hills, Early Nineteenth Century
2018 (English)In: In Quest of the Historian's Craft: Essays in Honour of Prof. B.B. Chaudhuri / [ed] Arun Bandopadhyay, Sanjukta Das Gupta, New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2018, p. 391-406Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2018
Keywords
history, India, colonial history, legal history, environmental history
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70946 (URN)9789350981962 (ISBN)9789350981795 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Note

Ej belagd 180925

Available from: 2018-02-15 Created: 2018-02-15 Last updated: 2018-09-25Bibliographically approved
Cederlöf, G. (2018). Conflicting Constructions of Community: Land Conflicts in 19th Century Nilgiris. In: Arun Bandopadhyay, Sanjukta Das Gupta (Ed.), In Quest of the Historian's Craft: Essays in Honour of Prof. B.B. Chaudhuri. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conflicting Constructions of Community: Land Conflicts in 19th Century Nilgiris
2018 (English)In: In Quest of the Historian's Craft: Essays in Honour of Prof. B.B. Chaudhuri / [ed] Arun Bandopadhyay, Sanjukta Das Gupta, New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2018
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55788 (URN)978-93-5098-196-2 (ISBN)
Note

Ej belagd 180925

Available from: 2016-08-26 Created: 2016-08-26 Last updated: 2018-09-25Bibliographically approved
Cederlöf, G. (2018). Fixed Boundaries, Fluid Landscapes: British Expansion into Northern East Bengal in the 1820s. In: Sajal Nag, Ishrat Alam (Ed.), Blending Nation and Region: Essays in Honour of Late Professor Amalendu Guha (pp. 128-155). New Delhi: Ratna Sagar
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fixed Boundaries, Fluid Landscapes: British Expansion into Northern East Bengal in the 1820s
2018 (English)In: Blending Nation and Region: Essays in Honour of Late Professor Amalendu Guha / [ed] Sajal Nag, Ishrat Alam, New Delhi: Ratna Sagar , 2018, p. 128-155Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: Ratna Sagar, 2018
Keywords
History, India, colonial history, legal history, Northeast India
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70926 (URN)9386552736 (ISBN)9789386552730 (ISBN)9789386552747 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-01449
Available from: 2018-02-15 Created: 2018-02-15 Last updated: 2018-08-24Bibliographically approved
Cederlöf, G. (2018). Huseby och det brittiska imperiet. In: Margareta Petersson (Ed.), Från Brittiska Indien till Huseby bruk: järnvägen som arena för modernitet och kolonialism under lycksökaren och järnvägsentreprenören Joseph Stephens tid i Indien 1860-69 (pp. 9-13). Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Huseby och det brittiska imperiet
2018 (Swedish)In: Från Brittiska Indien till Huseby bruk: järnvägen som arena för modernitet och kolonialism under lycksökaren och järnvägsentreprenören Joseph Stephens tid i Indien 1860-69 / [ed] Margareta Petersson, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2018, p. 9-13Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Det småländska godset Huseby bruk köptes år 1867 av den unge Joseph Stephens som gjort sig en förmögenhet på att bygga järnväg i Brittiska Indien. När ­Stephens avvecklade sin indiska affärsverksamhet samlade han noggrant ihop sina brev, arbetskontrakt och lönelistor och skickade hem dem till Huseby, där de länge låg bortglömda i en kista på vinden. År 2008 upptäcktes kistan och den unika dokumentsamlingen kom att dra till sig historiker från flera länder. I den här boken lägger de fram sina resultat.

Fram träder bilden av en historisk person och hans familj mitt i den koloniala expansion, globalisering och modernisering som svepte över världen under 1800-talet. Genom att utgå från Joseph Stephens och hans värld av envisa arbetare, fräcka konkurrenter och arroganta tjänstemän, långt från den koloniala maktens finrum, kan författarna ge nya perspektiv på det brittiska imperiet och dess verkningar i Indien och internationellt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2018
Keywords
Kolonialhistoria, Indien, Infrastruktur, Järnväg, Entreprenörskap, Järnvägsarbetare, Småland, Järnbruk
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78650 (URN)9789179243043 (ISBN)
Projects
Huseby i världen
Available from: 2018-11-02 Created: 2018-11-02 Last updated: 2019-03-05Bibliographically approved
Cederlöf, G. (2018). Om flöden och gränser: att resa motströms från Bengalen till Yunnan under tidigt 1800-tal. In: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademiens årsbok: (pp. 89-102). Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om flöden och gränser: att resa motströms från Bengalen till Yunnan under tidigt 1800-tal
2018 (Swedish)In: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademiens årsbok, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2018, p. 89-102Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2018
Series
Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitetsakademiens årsbok, ISSN 0083-6796 ; 2018
Keywords
Indien, Burma, Kina, Borderland studies, Modern historia, Kolonial historia
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84548 (URN)9789188763082 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2019-06-04 Created: 2019-06-04 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Ghosh, K. (2018). The Autobiography of a Revolutionary in British India. New Delhi and London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Autobiography of a Revolutionary in British India
2018 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This is a fascinating autobiography set before the partition of the subcontinent. Kali Prasad Ghosh belonged to a zamindar or landed family in Bengal. He joined the Congress movement and later, in the 1920s, became more radical. He was brought up as an intellectual but, in the end, his interest shifted to making bombs intended to blow up British property. The narrative if that of a man looking back and trying to understand his own coming to political awareness in the 1920s and 30s.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi and London: Routledge, 2018. p. 249
Keywords
Colonial India, Independence movement, Revolution, Bengal
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78646 (URN)9781138552562 (ISBN)9781315148397 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-02 Created: 2018-11-02 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved
Cederlöf, G. & Rangarajan, M. (2018). The global present and long-term perspectives of nature and history: an introduction (1ed.). In: Gunnel Cederlöf & Mahesh Rangarajan (Ed.), At nature’s edge: the global present and long-term history (pp. xiii-xlii). New Delhi: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The global present and long-term perspectives of nature and history: an introduction
2018 (English)In: At nature’s edge: the global present and long-term history / [ed] Gunnel Cederlöf & Mahesh Rangarajan, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018, 1, p. xiii-xliiChapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In an epoch when environmental issues make the headlines, this is a work that goes beyond the everyday. Ecologies as diverse as the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean coast, the Negev desert and the former military bases of Vietnam, or the Namib desert and the east African savannah all have in common a long-time human presence and the many ways people have modified nature. With research covering countries from Asia, Africa, and Australia, the authors come together to ask how and why human impacts on nature have grown in scale and pace from a long pre-history. 

The chapters in this volume illumine specific patterns and responses across time, going beyond an overt centring of the European experience. The tapestry of life and the human reshaping of environments evoke both concern and hope, making it vital to understand when, why, and how we came to this particular turn in the road. Eschewing easy labels and questioning eurocentrism in today's climate vocabulary, this is a volume that will stimulate rethinking among scholars and citizens alike.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018 Edition: 1
Keywords
Environmental history, Human ecology, Climate research, River polution, Himalayan studies, Water conflict, Anthropocene, Asia, South Africa
National Category
History Archaeology Physical Geography Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Other Biological Topics
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78647 (URN)9780199489077 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-02 Created: 2018-11-02 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0932-4082

Search in DiVA

Show all publications