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Document Type(s):Book Chapter
Book Title:Ethical Perspectives on Environmental Issues in India
Article/Chapter Title:The Indian Heritage of a Conservation Ethic
Editor(s):James, George A
Author(s):Gadgil, Madhav
Publisher Name:A.P.H. Publishing Corporation
Place of Publication:New Delhi
Date of Publication:1999
Annotation:Tracing the ethic of “ecological prudence” as it developed and deteriorated over the course of Indian history before and during colonialism as well as after independence, Gadgil writes that a renewed understanding of this traditional, religiously-rooted conservation ethic, in conjunction with modern, scientific analyses of the need for prudent resource use, must inform India’s environmental policies.
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