Longer Essays features a selection of Guha’s more reflective and extended articles (5,000 words or more) on history and politics.
A Man to Match His Mountains
from the Introduction to The Chipko Movement by Shekhar Pathak
I first came across Shekhar Pathak’s name in the files of the Uttar Pradesh State Archives in Lucknow. The year was 1983, and I was working on a dissertation on the social history of forests in the Uttarakhand Himalaya. In those days the U.P. State Archives were well run; the files one ordered came to one’s [...]