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ECOLOGICAL CONFLICTS AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT IN INDIA

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

Nature-based conflicts have increased in frequency and intensity in India. They revolve around competing claims over forests, land, water and fisheries, and have generated a new movement struggling for the rights of victims of ecological degradation. The environmental movement has added a new dimension to Indian democracy and civil society. It also poses an ideological challenge to the dominant notions of the meaning, content and patterns of development.

THE SITES OF STRUGGLE

Introduction

As the centre of power and patronage, the Indian city of New Delhi is the venue of year round demonstrations by organizations representing different classes, ...

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