ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Environmental Humanities as a Way Forward

Existing environmental discourses in India are examined and a possible way forward is suggested to rethink environmental issues and its pedagogical approaches in India. To that end, environmental humanities is fast emerging as an interdisciplinary framework for understanding humans’ and non-humans’ entanglements with a special emphasis towards centring the ecological epistemologies framed by various social groups who are marginalised in the rigid social structures of society.

The Multiple Meanings of Nature Conservation

With increasing concerns about the degradation of forests threatening the existence of wildlife, conservation projects are seen as the need of the hour. However, conservation as a concept is often understood differently by the local community, the scientific community, and the state. A critical examination of the ongoing efforts for tiger conservation in Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, exposes the fault lines in the narrative of nature conservation as the state imposes its agenda through the establishment of sanctuaries and reserves, without considering the needs of the local Mishmi tribe and excluding their traditional conservation practices.

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