Colonialism and Professionalism: A German Forester in India

@article{Saldanha1996ColonialismAP,
  title={Colonialism and Professionalism: A German Forester in India},
  author={Indra Munshi Saldanha},
  journal={Environment and History},
  year={1996},
  volume={2},
  pages={195-219}
}
Professional German foresters played an important role in shaping the course of forest management in India during the last century. It is to Sir Dietrich Brandis that the credit for the introduction of scientific methods of management is given. Brandis introduced seriousness and professionalism into Indian forest adminis tration. But in general for Brandis German forestry served as a model for the establishment of systematic forest management in India. When the above is viewed in the light of… 
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