In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the role religious communities can play in environmentalism. Does nature worship inspire Hindus to act in...
Series: Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 11, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 4344131
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This is a great book, that offers an exeptional view of philosophical religious beliefs from Hinduism and relates to our ecological problems....
mentally conscious way? This book explores the above questions with three communities, the Swadhyaya movement, the Bishnoi, and the Bhil communities. Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement from an ecological perspective; and exploring the Bhil communities and their Sacred Groves, this book applies a non-Western hermeneutical model to interpret the religious traditions of Indic communities. With a foreword by Roger S Gottlieb.