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Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva


From eco-feminism and biodiversity to the Chipko Movement, swadeshi and village governance, corruption and poverty in India, and the future of Indian farmers among others, in this book Vandana Shiva unravels her heart to address many critical issues India is negotiating with. The dialogue moves effortlessly as Vandana talks about her early life, influence of her parents and teachers, her affinity with the Himalayas, love for quantum physics, role of technology and science, ‘earth democracy’, ‘seed globalization’, relevance of Gandhian philosophy in the contemporary world, and ‘eco-imperialism’ ... More

Keywords: eco-feminism, Vandana Shiva, Chipko Movement, village governance, earth democracy, seed globalization, swadeshi, eco-imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198091776
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ramin Jahanbegloo, author
Professor, University of Toronto

Vandana Shiva, author
Environmental activist, author and ecofeminist