MHI-08: HISTORY OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT: INDIA Course Code: MHI-08 Assignment Code: MHI-08/AST/TMA/2017-18 Total Marks: 100 Note: Attempt any five questions. The assignment is divided into two Sections ‘A’ and ‘B’. You have to attempt at least two questions from each section in about 500 words each. All questions carry equal marks. SECTION-A 1. Discuss the major physiographic divisions of India and provide an account of the surface features of the Himalayas. 20 2. Write a note on the emergence of nomadism among pastoralists. What was the relationship between nomadic pastoralists and settled agriculturalists in early history? 20 3. How have the eco-zones been classified in the Tamilakkam region? Why did agriculture remain confined to Manpulams in the Tamilakkam region? 20 4. How do you distinguish between animate and inanimate forms of energy? Elaborate. 20 5. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 250 words each: 10+10 a) Vana/Aranya and Ksetra/Janapada dichotamy b) Metallurgy in pre-historic India c) Non-renewable Resources d) Bishnois and their conservation practices SECTION-B 6. What are the essential elements of Islamic and Christian visions of environment? How do they differ in their approach? 20 7. Trace the changes in water management methods in pre-colonial India. 20 8. Write an essay on colonial forest policies in India. 20 9. What is the developmental paradigm of the critical discourse? Explain in the context of deep ecology, social ecology and eco-feminism. 20 10. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 250 words each: 10+10 a) Srsti/Universe and its attributes b) Pollution (pradushana): Traditional Concerns c) Colonial Environmental Agenda d) Chipko Movement


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