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Rights of Nature: A new paradigm for ecological justice in India?

Explore the paradigm in the Indian context for the protection and conservation of our ecosystems

Nature rights course

Articulations by indigenous and nature dependent communities in India and other parts of the world challenge the fundamental tenets of Western thinking — that humans alone are possessed of rights and all the rest of the living world exists for human use. Many communities have lived with reciprocity, interdependence and harmony with the rest of nature for centuries. 

Rights of Nature calls for a radical shift in our way of thinking and relating with nature. It calls for understanding what this discourse would mean in the Indian context for protection and conservation of our ecosystems. 

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