Ecologies of Hope & Transformation


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

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Neera Singh, Seema Kulkarni, Neema Pathak Broome

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Kalpavriksh, SOPPECOM





13 cm W x 20 cm H

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