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Environmental Movements of India : Chipko, Narmada Bachao Andolan, Navdanya

Author :  Krishna Mallick (Series Ed) Fengshi Wu

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  • Country Netherlands
  • Publisher Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • ISBN9789462984431
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2021
  • Bib. Info192p. ; 156x234mm. Includes Index
  • CategoriesAsian Studies
  • Product Weight434 gms.
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In her detailed retelling of three iconic movements in India, Professor Emerita Krishna Mallick, PhD, gives hope to grassroots activists working toward environmental justice. Each movement deals with a different crisis and affected population: Chipko, famed for tree-hugging women in the Himalayan forest; Narmada, for villagers displaced by a massive dam; and Navdanya, for hundreds of thousands of farmers whose livelihoods were lost to a compact made by the Indian government and neoliberal purveyors of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Relentlessly researched, the book presents these movements in a framework that explores Hindu Vedic wisdom, as well as Development Ethics, Global Environment Ethics, Feminist Care Ethics, and the Capability Approach. At a moment when the climate threatens populations who live closest to nature--and depend upon its fodder for heat, its water for life, and its seeds for food--Mallick shows how nonviolent action can give poor people an effective voice.

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