ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Prehistory of Indian Environmentalism-Intellectual Traditions

Intellectual Traditions Ramachandra Guha The historical study of natural resource conflict and the anthropological study of indigenous conservation systems are two important ways in which we can construct a lineage for Indian environmentalism. This essay takes up yet a third alternative, the provision of an intellectual genealogy for the movement. The concern here is with those forgotten thinkers in India who, in a rational, reflective mode, provided important insights into people's relationship with nature.

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