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Document Type(s):Journal Article
Article/Chapter Title:The Dialectical History of 'Jungle' in Pakistan: An Examination of the Relationship between Nature and Culture
Journal Title:Journal of Anthropological Research
Author(s):Dove, Michael
Date of Publication:1992
Annotation:Using household surveys, participant observation, and document analysis, Dove argues that there is a meaningful link between the ancient Sanskrit term jangala (savanna) and the contemporary Urdu word jangal (forest). Tracing this transition over time, he suggests that the shift in meaning reflects changes in both the physical environment and cultural values and perceptions. Emphasizing the dialectical relationship between nature and culture, he contends that the transition from jangala to jangal exemplifies this co-evolutionary process.
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