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How Much Should a Person Consume? Based on research conducted over two decades, this accessible and deeply felt book provides a provocative comparative history of environmentalism in two large ecologically and culturally diverse democracies India and the United States Ramachandra Guha takes as his point of departure the dominant environmental philosophies in these two countries identified as agrarianism in India and wilderness thinking in the U.S Proposing an inclusive social ecology framework that goes beyond these partisan ideologies, Guha arrives at a richer understanding of controversies over large dams, state forests, wildlife reserves, and He offers trenchant critiques of privileged and isolationist proponents of conservation, persuasively arguing for biospheres that care as much for humans as for other species He also provides profiles of three remarkable environmental thinkers and activists Lewis Mumford, Chandi Prasad Bhatt, and Madhav Gadgil Finally, the author asks the fundamental environmental question how much should a person or country consume and explores a range of answers Copub Permanent Black Best Read [ How Much Should a Person Consume? ] by [ Ramachandra Guha ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – thegreatwallonline.us

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  • Paperback
  • 275 pages
  • How Much Should a Person Consume?
  • Ramachandra Guha
  • English
  • 06 November 2017
  • 0520248058

10 thoughts on “How Much Should a Person Consume?


  1. says:

    The answer, sadly, is not 42.There is a stigma attached to grown up people who care too much about the environment Once, when I was 15, my school friends and I were riding our bicycles back to our homes We were chatting and laughing, maybe a little too loudly A saffron clad homeless guy stopped us and proclaimed The world is going to end in 2008 , as if to say Stop being so happy He didn t have any rational reason for why the world was going to end We looked at him like a madman, and th The answer, sadly, is not 42.There is a stigma attached to grown up people who care too much about the environment Once, when I was 15, my school friends and I were riding our bicycles back to our homes We were chatting and laughing, maybe a little too loudly A saffron clad homeless guy stopped us and proclaimed The world is going to end in 2008 , as if to say Stop being so happy He didn t have any rational reason for why the world was going to end We looked at him like a madman, and that s how we still look at anybody who talks about the end of the world even if they are rational, qualified people who have researched for decades But once in a while, maybe the day you have ...


  2. says:

    The book is less about the title andabout the synopsis, as many have already pointed out Guha, in his distinctive style, elaborates upon the history of environmental movement in India and the US and what have been their guiding forces The contrast presented by him is intuitive Indian environmental movement hasor less been people oriented, i.e., movement against the state s denial of local usage of resources to pave way for industrial urban development On the other hand, its Ameri The book is less about the title andabout the synopsis, as many have already pointed out Guha, in his distinctive style, elaborates upon the history of environmental movement in India and the US and what have been their guiding forces The contrast presented by him is intuitive Indian environmental movement hasor less been people oriented, i.e., movement against the state s denial of local usage of resources to pave way for industrial urban development On the other hand, its American counterpart has been wilderness oriented, i.e., preserving the wilderness of nature for its own sake, which essentially means no human interference in spite of the fact that humans have lived in harmony with nature for centuries before industrial revolution Guha clearly elaborates on the reason...


  3. says:

    Why is a book on history and theories of environmentalism, biographies of environmentalists be titled How much should a person consume Ignoring the misleading title, it was good in parts but a bit dry and repetitive.


  4. says:

    I picked up Dr Guha s book because I was intrigued by the title Is it really possible to quantify the amount one should consume irrespective of countries where they live in, the social classes to which they belong and the aspirations one has in life In the end, the book is not so much about this question in spite of the title Only in the final chapter does the author take up this question and ends up only posing further questions rather than answers Of course, it is unfair to even expect th I picked up Dr Guha s book because I was intrigued by the title Is it really possible to quantify the amount one should consume irrespective of countries where they live in, the social classes to which they belong and the aspirations one has in life In the end, the book is not so much about this question in spite of the title Only in the final chapter does the author take up this question and ends up only posing further questions rather than answers Of course, it is unfair to even expect that such a question can be answered with a number like 42 This book is mostly about the comparative history of the environmental movements in two democracies which are at the opposite ends of affluence India and the U.S It is also about the contributions of four eminent environmentalists Patrick Geddes, Lewis Mumford, Chandi Prasad Bhatt and Madhav...


  5. says:

    Although I didn t really find an answer to the question in the title, it was still such a well researched, well written book Gave a whole new logical perspective to the fundamental environmental questions.


  6. says:

    Although the question that is the title is not answered exactly how could it be a definitive answer is that the US could stand to consume much less Guha highlights little know activists and nature historians from India and the United States mostly arguing for a synthesis in environmental activities between indingenous or tribal societies, scientists and ecologists and government policies He proves over and again how a unilateral conservation system tends to harm peoples who are dependent on Although the question that is the title is not answered exactly how could it be a definitive answer is that the US could stand to consume much less Guha highlights little know activists and nature historians from India and the United States mostly arguing for a synthesis in environmental activities between indingenous or tribal societies, scientists and ecologists...


  7. says:

    This book is an output of Guha s two decade long research In this he traces the history of environmentalism in US and India.Rejecting the traditional environmentalist arguments, he persuasively argue for biosphere that consider human beings as much as other species He also provides the profiles of three eminent environmentalists Chandra Bhatt,Madhav Gadgil and Mudfold The basic question he is trying to answer through this books is how much should a person consume A must r...


  8. says:

    In my opinion, this book is must read for anyone who is interested in Environment Guha articulates the various complexities in addressing the questions in environment conservation, the tribals vs conservation efforts, the exploitation of resources by the state mighty he terms them as Omnivores good word , conflicting interests andIf you do not have time to read the full book, at least read the last chapter You may chose to disagree with the points, but before that at least read th In my opinion, this book is must read for any...


  9. says:

    The book is a comprehensive summary of comparative history of environmentalism in India and the US focusing on the major strands of the movement I loved how it traced environmental thinking in India to the works of Dietrich Brandis, Patrick...


  10. says:

    Guha wears his biases on his sleeve, which does not excuse the ridiculous omissions, willful ignorance of positionality, privilege or identity, and an odd valorization of national chauvinism Also his writing betrays a certain generational handicap I don t think he has kept up with a lot of...

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