This PPT will take you into the forest and tell you about the variety of ways the forests were used by communities living within them. It will show how in the nineteenth century the growth of Industries and urban centers created a new demand on the forests for timber and other forest products. New demands led to new rules of forests use, new ways of organizing the forests. All these developments affected the lives of those local communities who used forest resources. They were forced t operate within new systems and reorganise their lives. But they also rebelled against the rules and persuaded the state to change its policies. Will give you and idea of the history of such developments in India and Indonesia.