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Liberatory Praxis and Climate Justice Discourse in India

Climate Justice in India edited by Prakash Kashwan, Cambridge University Press, 2022; pp xx + 249; Index, Open access (e-book), $135 (hardback).

The world is currently engulfed in environmental crises across diverse geographies from the Canadian Shield to the coastal landscape of the Bengal delta. The erratic behaviour of extreme weather patterns, coupled with embedded spatial and structural inequalities are swiftly changing the habitats of multiple species. The facticity, essentiality and structure of the discourse on climate change, emanating from reports, drafts, and white papers, mostly perpetuate extractivist and neo-imperial narratives propelled by global inequalities in political economy functioning (Sultana 2023). India has also been confronted with the burgeoning “spatio-environmental” and “power-space” contestations when it comes to the intersection of nature and land relations. The intersectionality of caste, indigeneity, and power hierarchies involved in the distribution and access to resources also exhumes the hegemonic and elitist political ecology assemblages in the country.

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Published On : 29th Mar, 2024

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