Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water (Religions of the World and Ecology)


Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water (Religions of the World and Ecology)

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.


Details Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water (Religions of the World and Ecology)

Title Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water (Religions of the World and Ecology)
AuthorChristopher Key Chapple
Release Date30th Nov 2000
PublisherCenter for the Study of World Religions
ISBN-100945454260
EAN9780945454267
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages656 pages
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