This paper is organised in two parts, presenting the two peoples’ movements under examination. Part I is devoted to Ekta Parishad while Part II documents Bharat Jan Andolan. On the basis of a macro understanding of the movements, the study seeks to understand the forest management space they have managed to create and to draw conclusions about the current role and the potential role these movements may play in creating space for local forest management.
Amitabh Behar. Peoples&#8217; Social Movements: An Alternative Perspective on Forest Management in India. Overseas Development Institute, London, UK (2002) 44 pp. ISBN 0 85003 610 0 [Working Paper 177]