Dependency of human beings, one of the most recent live forms in the evolutionary ladder, in the nature is obvious and inseparable. Even a slight change in the natural entities can have a wide effect on them which can be both positive and negative. The interaction with the nature is dynamic which cannot be understood or defined in linearity. This interaction is a complex and non-linear phenomenon. This idea of the web like effect is essential in the concept of interaction, as opposed to a one-way causal effect. Out of all the natural elements that support life, forests and
rivers are the major source of survival of all the living beings. For animals these elements are basically for the fulfillment of their basic needs, food and shelter but when it comes to human beings, they are not only for the basic needs rather for various interactions including political, economic, religious and educational. The scenario of rivers and forests in different seasons have a great significance on the livelihood of human especially for them who live nearby those natural entities.
The perspectival cultural location is Nepal and Bangladesh in relation to the concept of memory. The research is related with memory as mnemonic human process. It covers a wide range of topics from colonial history, human institutions, ethnicity, diaspora, drama, literature of anxiety, fiction, songs, nature, displacement, nationalism, and language. (http://www.safarsouthasia.org)
What is EH? – An Environmental Historiography
Environmental Historiography (EH) is an interdisciplinary research using approaches from the disciplines of History, Environmentalism, and the visual arts. I am involved in the research project supervised by Prof. Dr. Arun Gupto. At present I have been working for “Sensory Interaction and Encounters: Borders between Animals and Humans” for an anthology on Memory Studies edited by Prof. Gupto which is to be published in preparation with an international publisher. Apart from this I have been carrying out research on “Human interactions with natural entities in different Ritus”.