VANISHING FORESTS, SACRED TREES: A HINDU PERSPECTIVE ON ECO-CONSCIOUSNESS

@article{Baviskar1999VANISHINGFS,
  title={VANISHING FORESTS, SACRED TREES: A HINDU PERSPECTIVE ON ECO-CONSCIOUSNESS},
  author={A. Baviskar},
  journal={Asian geographer},
  year={1999},
  volume={18},
  pages={21-31}
}
Abstract This paper examines the coming together of two streams of eco-consciousness among urban middle-class Hindus—one, derived from exposure to a scientific discourse about environmental crisis, and two, drawing upon a repertoire of Hindu beliefs and practices regarding the environment. This intermingling has numerous contradictions arising from the two radically different epistemologies from which these streams flow. Yet they have been knit together creatively by locating them within a… Expand
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