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Dharma and ecology of Hindu communities : sustenance and sustainability

Author: Pankaj Jain
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, Vt : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2011.
Series: Ashgate new critical thinking in religion, theology, and biblical studies.
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In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this, India's natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. 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  Read more...
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Jain, Pankaj.
Dharma and ecology of Hindu communities.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011
(DLC) 2010046208
(OCoLC)688643197
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pankaj Jain
ISBN: 9781409405924 1409405923 1409405915 9781409405917
OCLC Number: 715189520
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 213 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Theoretical Propositions for Indic Traditions and Ecology --
3. The Swadhyaya Movement --
4. The Bishnoi Community --
5. Sacred Groves of Bhils --
6. Modern Organizations Adapting to Ecology --
7. Dharma as Religious and Environmental Ethos --
8. Conclusions --
Appendices. A. Translation of Jambhesvara's sabdas --
B. Hindu Myths in Jambhesvara's Sabdas --
C. Bishnoi Saṃskāras ("Rites of Passage") --
D. Translation of Jambhesvara Darsana by Brahmanand Sharma --
E. Athavale's Ecological Inspirations --
F. History of Benesvara, a Bhil pilgrimage center.
Series Title: Ashgate new critical thinking in religion, theology, and biblical studies.
Responsibility: Pankaj Jain.

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Book Prize: Winner, DANAM-TakshaShila Book Award for excellence in Indic Studies, 2012. 'This new book by Pankaj Jain is a major contribution to the growing literature on issues related to religion Read more...

 
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