Ecology and Equity: The Use and Abuse of Nature in Contemporary India, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Ecology and Equity

The Use and Abuse of Nature in Contemporary India, 1st Edition

By Madhav Gadgil, Ramachandra Guha


224 pages

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Environmental destruction is seen a matter of worldwide concern but as a Third World problem.

Ecology and Equity explores the most ecologically complex country in the world. India's peoples range from technocrats to hunter-gathers and its environments from dense forest to wasteland. The bookanalyses the use and abuse of nature on the sub-continent to reveal the interconnections of social and environmental conflict on the global scale. The authors argue that the root of this conflict is competition within different social groups and between different economic interests for natural resources.

Radical both in its critique of the causes of crisis in India and in its proposals for ecological reform, Ecology and Equity is essential reading for all concerned for the Third World's in the world.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography