Traditional Knowledge Systems, Culture and Environmental Sustainability: Concepts from Odisha, India

Mishra, Maitreyee Traditional Knowledge Systems, Culture and Environmental Sustainability: Concepts from Odisha, India. In: Communication, Culture and Ecology:ethinking Sustainable Development in Asia. springer, Singapore, pp. 51-66.

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Abstract

In most parts of India, whether in mainstream or indigenous communities, Nature has always occupied a sacred space. The concept of Vasudeva Kutumbakam that sees the whole world as part of a large family protected by Mother Earth and the Jain concept of Asteya are examples of deep-rooted environmentalism. Since the 1970s, the country has seen a series of environmental movements, including the iconic Chipko movement. Recent environmental struggles are indeed of a more complex Nature—in the case of the Dongria Kondh in the east Indian state of Odisha, the tribe rose to protect its sacred mountain, streams and forests from the excesses of the neoliberal state that sees rapid industrialisation and encroachment as the only route to development.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: traditional knowledge and communication,sustainable development,culture and communication;
Subjects: Communication > MIC Manipal
Depositing User: MIC Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 09:23
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 09:23
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153109

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