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Religion and Ecology in India and South East Asia

By: David L Gosling

210 pages, Maps, figs

Routledge

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #121549 | ISBN: 041524031X
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About this book

This work examines the part that Hindu and Buddhist traditions could play in resolving the ecological problems facing the Indian sub-continent and South East Asia. The study is of global significance - the creation of more sustainable relationships between people and the natural world is one of the most urgent social and environmental problems of the new millennium. David Gosling bases his arguments on extensive fieldwork, framed by the socio-political context of religious change in the regions. He looks at the religions both historically and from a contemporary perspective.


Contents

Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Ecology and Hindu traditions 3. Ecology and modern India 4. Struggles for the forests 5. Ecology and Buddhism 6. Thailand: a case study 7. India since Independence 8. Signs of hope 9. Expanding our horizons

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Biography

David L. Gosling trained as a nuclear physicist and more recently was the first Spalding Fellow in Religions at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, where he is currently based. He was Director of Church and Society at the World Council of Churches at the University of Geneva and has published widely on environmental issues in south Asia.

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