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Document Type(s):Book Chapter
Book Title:This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment
Article/Chapter Title:Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism
Editor(s):Gottlieb, Roger S
Author(s):Dwivedi, O P
Publisher Name:Routledge
Place of Publication:New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication:1996
Annotation:Arguing that the world’s religions have important roles to play in protecting the environment, Dwivedi focuses on Hindu attitudes toward nature, comparing traditional ecologically friendly views with destructive approaches stemming from Muslim and British cultural domination. Emphasizing the conservationist potential of Hinduism, he appeals to the concept of “forest satyagraha” or a wider “satyagraha for the environment” as a viable course for resisting globalization and consumerism and for promoting social and ecological justice worldwide.
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