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)|
|Author||Christopher Key Chapple|
|Release Date||30th Nov 2000|
|Publisher||Center for the Study of World Religions|