Q. Arrange the following events in chronological order:
1.Opening of Suez Canal
2.Indian Forest Act
3.Criminal Tribes Act
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Explanation: With the opening of Suez Canal in 1869, the journey between Europe and India was reduced by some 4000 miles. The myth that India’s forests were inexhaustible was exploded.
- It was in this background that the colonial state, in order to manage and control forest resources, started the Forest Department and passed the Indian Forest Act, 1865.
- This was a draconian act which restricted the use of forest resources by indigenous groups who resented it.
- In order to contain protest and resistance the British enacted the dreaded Criminal Tribes Act, 1871.
Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT