How a tree-hugging protest transformed Indian environmentalism

Mundoli, Seema (2024) How a tree-hugging protest transformed Indian environmentalism. Nature.

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Fifty years ago this week, Gaura Devi, an ordinary woman from a nondescript village in India, hugged a tree, using her body as a shield to stop the tree from being cut down. Little did she know that this simple act of defiance would be a seminal moment in the history of India and the world. Or that Reni village, where she lived, would come to be recognized as the fountainhead of the Chipko environmental movement.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Mundoli, Seema
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Tree, Protest, India, Environment
Subjects: Natural Sciences
Divisions: Azim Premji University > Research Centre
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