Caste and Nature: Dalits and Indian Environmental Politics
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Caste and Nature: Dalits and Indian Environmental Politics

by Mukul Sharma (Author),
OUP India (Publisher)
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About the Book: Caste and Nature: Dalits and Indian Environmental Politics Rarely do Indian environmental discourses examine nature through the lens of caste. Whereas nature is considered as universal and inherent, caste is understood as a constructed historical and social entity. Mukul Sharma shows how caste and nature are intimately connected. He compares Dalit meanings of environment to ideas and practices of neo-Brahmanism and certain mainstreams of environmental thought. Showing how Dalit experiences of environment are ridden with metaphors of pollution, impurity, and dirt, the author is able to bring forth new dimensions on both environment and Dalits, without valourizing the latters standpoint. Rather than looking for
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ISBN-13 9780199477562
Language English
Binding Hard Bound
Publisher OUP India
Publishing Date 2018-02-28
Total Pages 336