About The Book
The basis of Hinduism isdharma or righteousness,incorporating duty, cosmiclaw and justice. Five thousandyears ago, the Vedas showeda clear appreciation of thenatural world and its ecology, theimportance of the environmentand the management of naturalresources. Hinduism and Naturedelves into the religions deeprespect for all life forms, theforests and trees, rivers andlakes, animals and mountains,which are all manifestationsof divinity. Nature is veneratedall over India: every village hasa sacred grove, every templea sacred garden and sacredtree. In this fascinating book,scholar and environmentalistNanditha Krishna exploresboth the classical and the tribaltraditions that venerated nature,and convincingly argues that wecan save the environment onlyby seeking answers in ancientwisdom.