Indian environmental paradigms and politics frequently conceptualised and expressed in terms of indias glorious past often render questions of caste and dalits invisible however it needs to be recognised that caste is one of the central categories that frames environmental politics. The dalits also pose a critical challenge to indian environmentalism which has until now marginalized such linkages between caste and nature about the author mukul sharma is a delhi based writer specializing in environment human rights and media issues. Caste and nature dalits and indian environmental politics mukul sharma a comprehensive analysis using plethora of sources like songs and narratives of early bonded labourers writings by leading dalit ideologues leaders and writers myths memories and metaphors of dalits around nature. Get this from a library caste and nature dalits and indian environmental politics mukul sharma 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 . 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
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