Selected Publications


Das, Pallavi V. 2015. Colonialism, Development, and the Environment: Railways and Deforestation in British India New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Das, Pallavi V. "People's history of Climate Change." History Compass 16, no. 10 (October 2018).

Das, Pallavi V. 2015. “Towards a People’s History of Climate Change.” Perspectives on History (February).

Das, Pallavi. 2014. "History of Climate Change from Below: A Vision for Future Research." The RESRG Review (December).

Das, Pallavi V. 2013. “Railways’ Fuel and its Impact on the Forests of Colonial India: The Case of the Punjab, 1860-1884.” Modern Asian Studies, vol. 47: 4, pp. 1283-1309.

Das, Pallavi V. 2011. "Colonialism and the Environment in India: Railways and Deforestation in 19th century Punjab." Journal of Asian and African Studies, vol. 46: 1, pp. 38-53. 

Das, Pallavi V. 2005. "Hugh Cleghorn and Forest Conservancy in India." Environment and History, vol. 11:1, pp. 55-82.

Book Chapters

Das, Pallavi V. 2022. “Dispossession, Environmental Degradation and the Right to be Rural: The Case of Small-scale Fishers in Chilika Lagoon, India,” in Foster, Karen & Jennifer Jarman ed. The Right to be Rural, University of Alberta Press.

Das, Pallavi V. 2021. “Climate Change in the Himalayas: A Study of Apple Farming Communities Himachal Pradesh, India,” in Thakur, B.,  S. Chattopadhyay, R. Thakur and R. Kumar (eds) Resource Management, Sustainable Development and Governance: Indian and International Perspectives, Springer.

Book Reviews

Das, Pallavi V. 2014. Review of Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India’s Technology, by David Arnold. Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies, vol 2: 2, pp. 72-73.

Das, Pallavi V. 2013. Review of Nature Displaced, Nature Displayed: Order and Beauty in Botanical Gardens, by Nuala C. Johnson. The Canadian Geographer, vol 57: 4, pp. e27-e28.