Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water

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Christopher Key Chapple, Mary Evelyn Tucker
Harvard University Press, 2000 - Nature - 600 pages

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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Contents

Preface
xi
Introduction
xxxiii
Dharmic Ecology
3
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Christopher Key Chapple is Navin and Pratima Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology, Loyola Marymount University.

Mary Evelyn Tucker is Senior Lecturer, Yale Divinity School.

Philip Lutgendorf is Professor Emeritus of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa.

Ann Grodzins Gold is Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Syracuse University.

Pramod Parajuli teaches anthropology, ecology, and social movements at Syracuse University.

O.P. Dwivedi teaches environmental policy and law and public administration. He has published twenty-six books and many articles and chapters in books. Former member (1986-89) of the Environmental Assessment Board of Ontario; past president of the Canadian Political Science Association; former vice president of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, Brussels; and chair of the Research Committee on Technology and Development of the International Political Science Association.

Philip Lutgendorf is Professor Emeritus of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa.

Ann Grodzins Gold is Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Syracuse University.

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