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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:Pancavati: Indian Approaches to Environment
Translator(s):Vohra, Asha
Publisher Name:Shri Vinayak Publications
Place of Publication:Delhi
Date of Publication:1992
Annotation:Arguing that today’s ecologically destructive practices represent a break in the “intimate relationship that Indians have with nature,” Banwari critiques contemporary forms of environmentalism as instrumentalist and suggests that traditional views and practices can more effectively counter the negative effects of Western approaches to development. Drawing on traditional concepts and ideas, he argues that the Indian perception of divinity in nature “qualifies India to be the most advanced among all nations” (p 8) and can help to restore a healthy relationship between humans and the environment.
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