Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 360

Perspective

Emperor Jahangir’s method of observation and approaches to investigation of Kashmir ecology: An appraisal of his ‘deep sense of sensitivity’ towards nature

Mumtaz Ahmad Numani
  • Mumtaz Ahmad Numani
  • Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History, A. M. U., Aligarh, India
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  •  Received: 18 February 2015
  •  Accepted: 23 March 2015
  •  Published: 31 March 2015

Abstract

Historically speaking, ‘ecology’ today is an interdisciplinary as well as complex science. Modern ecology characterises more facts than possibly known. Any ecologist is today a specialist, with favourite and specialised questions. And hence, there are different sub-disciplines in ecology with its own set of concept(s) and all try to unify looking only at ‘ecology’. Moreover, it is now an established fact, that plants and animals both exhibit behaviour, but plant behaviour is most often examined in the context of its morphological growth. And behaviour is in part, the ability to respond rapidly and reversibly in response to environmental stimuli during the life time of an individual. Hence, the main objective of writing this paper is to trace and better synthesize, “Jahangir’s method of observation and approaches to investigation of Kashmir ecology”, in order to gain more from the past in the present about: how man should communicate better with other living things of different species.
 
Key words: History, ecology, Kashmir, Jahangir, approaches to investigation.