Ecologies of Hope & Transformation: Post Development Alternatives from India


Across India, communities and individuals are exploring ways of ensuring human wellbeing and prosperity through more democratic, ecologically sensitive and culturally rooted ways. This book puts together 9 powerful stories from different social and ecological contexts. Collectively, they challenge inequality, ecological damage, centralised governance, and the currently dominant model of development.

1. The Niyamgiri Story: Challenging the idea of growth without limits ~ Meenal Tatpati, Ashish Kothari and Rashi Mishra

2. Imlee Mahuaa: Learning in freedom, the democratic way ~ Nyla Coelho and Sujatha Padmanabhan

3. The Timbaktu Collective: Very much on the map ~ Ashish Kothari

4. Kachchh: Strengthening local livelihoods with ecological considerations ~ Shiba Desor and Vinay Nair

5. Shaam-e-Sarhad, Hodka: A community-based tourism initiative ~ Seema Bhatt

6. Kuthumbakkam: Re-embedding economy in society ~ Adam Cajka

7. Maati ~ Vinay Nair and Shiba Desor

8. Restoration of Kaikondrahalli Lake in Bengaluru: Forging a new urban commons ~ Harini Nagendra

9. Kudumbashree: Collective farming in Kerala and lessons for Maharashtra ~ Seema Kulkarni.

Publisher – Kalpavriksh Books

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