Hinduism and ecology: the intersection of earth, sky, and water

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Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, 2000 - Nature - 600 pages
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This fourth volume in the series exploring religions and the environment investigates the role of the multifaceted Hindu tradition in the development of greater ecological awareness in India. The twenty-two contributors ask how traditional concepts of nature in the classical texts might inspire or impede an eco-friendly attitude among modern Hindus, and they describe some grassroots approaches to environmental protection. They look to Gandhian principles of minimal consumption, self-reliance, simplicity, and sustainability. And they explore forests and sacred groves in text and tradition and review the political and religious controversies surrounding India's sacred river systems.

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Preface
xi
Introduction
xxxiii
Dharmic Ecology
3
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Tucker is Asso. Professor of Religion, Bucknell Univ.

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