Livelihood Strategies in Southern India

Conservation and Poverty Reduction in Forest Fringes

Editors: Purushothaman, Seema, Abraham, Rosa (Eds.)

  • ​Focuses on forest communities in southern India, who have been largely ignored in the academic and policy arena
  • Illustrates the application of a variety of assessment tools, from qualitative narratives to quantitative evaluations
  • Provides direction to policies to address the multiple challenges faced by forest communities
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About this book

​This volume is a compilation of essays that focus on livelihood issues faced by forest communities of the southern Western Ghats region of India. Communities living along the fringes of forests are, more often than not, overlooked in academic and policy discussions. However, they face considerable pressures, being sandwiched between conservation endeavours and the forces of urbanization and commercialization. The chapters in this book provide an insight into the kinds of livelihood issues these communities face and the potential means that can be adopted to sustain these livelihoods. This volume provides a unique alternative perspective by locating livelihood issues within socio-ecological-economic narratives of communities living at the intersection of the three southern Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and suggests directions for policies to address these challenges.  

About the authors

Seema Purushothaman is Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India. She was previously a Fellow of the Land, Water and Livelihoods Programme at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru.

Rosa Abraham is pursuing her PhD at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India. She was earlier with ATREE as a senior research associate.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Reconciling Conservation and Livelihoods in the Forest Fringes: An Introduction

    Purushothaman, Seema (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Changing Livelihood Strategies: The Experience of the Valaiyars of Karandhai Malai, Tamil Nadu

    Venkateswaran, Kanmani (et al.)

    Pages 19-31

  • Distinct Livelihood Patterns Among Communities: The Case of Kanakapura, Karnataka

    Kavitha, A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Diversity as a Livelihood Strategy Near Mudumalai, Tamil Nadu: An Inquiry

    Thekaekara, Tarsh (et al.)

    Pages 49-69

  • Community-Driven Ecotourism Near Bangalore: Adapting to Change

    Gupta, Priya (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-81-322-3473-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Livelihood Strategies in Southern India
Book Subtitle
Conservation and Poverty Reduction in Forest Fringes
Editors
  • Seema Purushothaman
  • Rosa Abraham
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1626-1
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1626-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1625-4
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3473-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 217
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations
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