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Title: 'TIGERS ARE OUR BROTHERS': UNDERSTANDING HUMAN-NATURE RELATIONS IN THE MISHMI HILLS, NORTHEAST INDIA
Authors: AMBIKA AIYADURAI
Keywords: Tigers, Mishmi, Nature, Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India, Tibet, Wildlife Conservation, China
Issue Date: 7-Jan-2016
Citation: AMBIKA AIYADURAI (2016-01-07). 'TIGERS ARE OUR BROTHERS': UNDERSTANDING HUMAN-NATURE RELATIONS IN THE MISHMI HILLS, NORTHEAST INDIA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: THE THESIS FOCUSES ON THE RELATIONS BETWEEN HUMANS AND NATURE IN THE DIBANG VALLEY OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH (NORTHEAST INDIA). THIS STUDY PROBLEMATIZES THE NOTION OF NATURE AND HIGHLIGHTS THE CONTRADICTIONS UNDERLYING THE MEANINGS OF NATURE AND NATURE CONSERVATION. NATURE IS OFTEN SEEN AS EXISTING IN OPPOSITION TO HUMANS AND THIS BELIEF HAS RESULTED IN THE FORMULATION OF CONSERVATION LAWS AND POLICIES. NATURE HAS BEEN UNDERSTOOD DIFFERENTLY BY DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE AND THUS THERE IS NO `ONE UNDERSTANDING OF NATURE?. MY THESIS SEEKS TO UNDERSTAND HOW NATURE CONSERVATION PROJECTS ARE UNDERTAKEN WHEN NATURE IS UNDERSTOOD IN DIFFERENT WAYS. I EXAMINE HOW THE LOCAL PEOPLE?S VIEWS OF NATURE ARE DIFFERENT OR SIMILAR TO THE VIEWS OF THE STATE, NGOS AND SCIENCE. MY THESIS FOCUSES ON IDU MISHMI, AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE LIVING CLOSE TO THE SINO-INDIA BORDER. I USE ANIMALS AS A METAPHOR FOR NATURE, USING THE CASE OF TIGER RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION IN DIBANG VALLEY.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/143289
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