Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Hardcover | February 12, 2013

byRamin Jahanbegloo, Vandana Shiva

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The sixth in the series of Ramin Jahanbegloo's interviews of prominent intellectuals who have influenced modern Indian thought, Talking Environment is based on Jahanbegloo's conversations with Vandana Shiva, one of the leading environmental activists of our time. The book addresses issuesencompassing nature and spiritualism, the Chipko Movement and the birth of Navdanya, ecofeminism, 'earth democracy', 'seed globalization', functioning of the neoliberal paradigm in India, swadeshi and village governance, corruption and poverty in India, the future of Indian farmers, among others. The dialogue flows effortlessly from Shiva's descriptions of her early life, influence of her parents and teachers, her affinity with the Himalayas, love for quantum physics, and experiences in the University of Western Ontario to the role of technology and science, the relevance of Gandhianphilosophy in the contemporary world, and 'eco-imperialism'. Engaging and thought-provoking, this book is a journey into the life and work of one of the leading thinkers of our time.

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The sixth in the series of Ramin Jahanbegloo's interviews of prominent intellectuals who have influenced modern Indian thought, Talking Environment is based on Jahanbegloo's conversations with Vandana Shiva, one of the leading environmental activists of our time. The book addresses issuesencompassing nature and spiritualism, the Chipko...

Ramin Jahanbegloo, well-known Iranian philosopher, is a professor of political science and a research fellow in the Centre for Ethics at University of Toronto and a board member of PEN Canada. He is the author of Talking India: Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo (OUP 2006), India Revisited: Conversations on Contemporar...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:132 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019809177X

ISBN - 13:9780198091776

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IntroductionPart I: From Dehradun to Western OntarioAffinities with NatureAn Interconnected WorldThe Gandhian InfluenceEinstein and Love of PhysicsCanada and Quantum PhysicsThe Chipko Movement and the Birth of NavdanyaPart II: New Perspectives on GandhiGlobalization and NonviolenceGandhi todayThe Ecology of TransformationAre there any Gandhians Left?Part III: The Division of IndiaWhat is left of Gandhi's India?The New Liberal Paradigm in IndiaWhat Happened to the Indian Democracy?Swadeshi and the Village GovernanceAn Atomistic SocietyThe Corporate GreedDo We Need a New Gandhi?Contemporary InsecuritiesThe War against NatureThe Economy of DeathPart IV: Thinking EcofeminismThe Reductive Nature of Scientific ReasoningThe Conquest of Human BeingsThe Two Levels of ReductionismGandhi: Conservative or Reformer?Gandhi and ModernityGandhi and the Spiritualization of PoliticsWhat is the Role of Techno-Sciencein our World?A Care for LifeBiodiversity and the Plurality of KnowledgeCorporations and ScientistsThe Feminism of Ordinary WomenThe Future of Poverty in IndiaHow Could Indians Fight Corruption?The Sacredness of LifePart V: Saving the EcosystemStaying AliveThe Polarization of GenderGoing Beyond Capitalist PatriarchyWhat is Earth Democracy?The Seed GlobalizationKnowledge as a Public GoodAnti-globalization and Public AwarenessPart VI: Ending with Eco-ImperialismThe Indian CowThe Green Revolution in India and Its ResponsibilitiesIs the Indian Identity in Danger?Building ResistanceLooking Back After Forty YearsThe Future of the Indian FarmersFrom Party Politics to Freedom of Thought