The Dialectical History of "Jungle" in Pakistan: An Examination of the Relationship between Nature and Culture

@article{Dove1992TheDH,
  title={The Dialectical History of "Jungle" in Pakistan: An Examination of the Relationship between Nature and Culture},
  author={M. Dove},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  year={1992},
  volume={48},
  pages={231 - 253}
}
  • M. Dove
  • Published 1992
  • History
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
The term jangal in contemporary Pakistan refers to "forest." Its etymological antecedent, the Sanskrit term jangala, referred to "savanna." Francis Zimmermann argues that the change in meaning is a historical "misunderstanding." It is argued here, on the contrary, that the change in meaning accurately reflects a fundamental, historical alteration of relations between culture and nature. The economy of the early pastoral societies of this part of the subcontinent was based on transforming the… Expand
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