Chapter 9


1. Cultural hybridity is a term used to explain societies that emerge from cultural contacts between European ‘explorers’ and those ‘explored’. Instead of explaining these contacts as a mere imposition of a major culture onto a minor one, this explanation emphasizes their mutual intermingling. See Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture, pp. 1–28.

2. The early forest conservators in Assam had extensively relied on the Burma experiment, which focused mostly on teak. Gustav Mann, who began his career in Assam as deputy-conservator, had his early training in Burma. For similar experiments with teak in Burma, see Raymond L. Bryant, ‘Shifting the Cultivator: The Politics of Teak Regeneration in Colonial Burma’.

3. For a discussion on ...

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