By George Alfred James

Explores the nonviolent philosophy and environmental activism of India’s Sunderlal Bahuguna.

For a long time, Sunderlal Bahuguna has been an environmental activist in his local India, renowned for his efforts on behalf of the Himalayas and its humans. within the Nineteen Seventies, he used to be instrumental within the winning Chipko (or “hug”) circulation in which local community hugged bushes to avoid logging for out of doors matters. He used to be additionally a pacesetter of the lengthy competition to the Tehri Dam. In either conflicts, the pursuits of outsiders threatened the pursuits of area people residing particularly conventional lives.

George Alfred James introduces Sunderlal Bahuguna’s activism and philosophy in a piece in keeping with interviews with Bahuguna himself, his writings, and journalistic money owed. James writes that Bahuguna’s paintings within the Indian independence flow and his admiration for the nonviolence of Gandhi has encouraged a imaginative and prescient and mode of activism that merits wider realization. it's a philosophy that doesn't attempt to win the clash, yet to win the opponent’s heart.

George Alfred James is affiliate Professor of Philosophy and faith reviews on the collage of North Texas. he's the writer of Interpreting faith: The Phenomenological ways of Pierre Daniël Chantepie de l. a. Saussaye, W. Brede Kristensen, and Gerardus van der Leeuw and the editor of Ethical views on Environmental matters in India.

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