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

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Devotional Ethics and Ecology


Environmental conservation movements encompass a relentless drive towards justice, as the life of Sunderlal Bahuguna exemplified. His was that rare voice for justice lost in the clamour for power among the elites of northern India.

Bhakti is Indian devotionalism that evolved from Sufi mysticism in the early modern era. The groundedness of bhakti is luminescent with an iridescent spirituality without any inertia. This provides a relief from the inertia of conventional feudal–patriarchal religion with its leaden core of ritual and scripture. Digital preservation of forests has been the norm in the Himalayas since the movement led by Bahuguna and Chandi Prasad Bhatt where mystical religion unites with rationalist ethics.

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