- Author : Gauri Bharat
- Release Date : 09 September 2019
- Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
- Categories : Social Science
- Pages : 200 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9789353288082
- ISBN 10 : 9353288088
Synopsis : In Forest Field and Factory written by Gauri Bharat, published by Sage Publications Pvt. Limited which was released on 09 September 2019. Download In Forest Field and Factory Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. In the early twentieth century, Adivasi villages typically comprised small wooden huts amid a thickly forested landscape. Today, Adivasi dwellings are larger, more permanent, built of mud and often covered with elaborate murals. Drawing out stories of everyday lives that have largely remained hidden from history, In Forest, Field and Factory: Adivasi Habitations through Twentieth Century India uncovers how and why Adivasi dwellings changed, and what it reveals about communities’ relationships with their environments. The book focuses on Santals, one of the largest Adivasi communities in eastern India, who are particularly renowned for precision and craftsmanship in domestic architecture and mural art. Why did Santal families shift from using wood to building with mud? How did different Santal villages develop distinctly different mural art traditions? In answering these questions, a new kind of historical narrative emerges—one that is not about buildings alone but also provides insights into Adivasi people’s lives and their engagements with social, environmental and historical environments via architecture. This book will be of equal interest to students and scholars of architecture, history, environment studies and anthropology.