Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water
Key Chapple, Christopher; Tucker, Mary Evelyn (eds.)2000
The volume explores the role of the multifaceted Hindu tradition in the development of greater ecological awareness in India. The twenty-two contributors ask how traditional concepts and views of nature, rituals and indigenous religious ethics might inspire an eco-friendly attitude among modern Hindus, and they describe some grassroots approaches to environmental protection. The book has five sections: traditional Hindu concepts of nature useful in developing ecological views, Gandhian principles of minimal consumption, self-reliance, simplicity as the basis of an indigenous environmental ethic, the role of sacred forests and sacred rivers in traditional Hinduism, and how sacred texts and ritual practice may help developing environmental awareness.
Key Chapple, Christopher; Tucker, Mary Evelyn (eds.). Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water. Cambridge, Mass.: Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, c2000. (Religions of the World and Ecology). 600 pp. ISBN: 09-4545-426-0.