RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD AND ECOLOGY
Cover: Hinduism and Ecology in HARDCOVER

Hinduism and Ecology

The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water

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HARDCOVER

$50.00 • £37.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780945454250

Publication: November 2000

Short

656 pages

6 x 9 inches

10 halftones, 3 line drawings, 20 tables

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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.