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Document Type(s):Book Chapter
Book Title:Ecological Resistance Movements: The Global Emergence of Radical and Popular Environmentalism
Article/Chapter Title:Grassroots Environmental Resistance in India
Editor(s):Taylor, Bron Raymond
Author(s):Akula, Wikram K
Publisher Name:State University of New York Press
Place of Publication:Albany, N.Y.
Date of Publication:1995
Annotation:Linking environmental activism in India today to historical forms of resistance to British colonialism, Akula traces the evolution of eighteenth century resistance movements into contemporary forms of grassroots environmentalism. He gives a brief overview of the ecological history of India, focusing on the destructive impacts of colonialism and distinguishing between five different types of grassroots resistance. Despite increasingly dire environmental conditions and destructive development policies, he finds hope in recent attempts by diverse movements to form alliances against global capitalism.
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