Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners

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Article on dharmic ecology and perspectives from the Swadhyaya practitioners.

Creator(s): Jain, Pankaj
Creation Date: 2009  
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UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Jain, Pankaj

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Publisher Name: Brill Academic Publishers
Place of Publication: [Leiden, Netherlands]
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  • Creation: 2009
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Article on dharmic ecology and perspectives from the Swadhyaya practitioners.

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Department: Anthropology
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Abstract: This is an article about the lives of the Swadhyayis, Swadhyaya practitioners, in the Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The Swadhyaya movement arose in the mid-twentieth century in Gujarat as a new religious movement led by its founder, the late Pandurang Shastri Athavale. In the author's research, he discovered that there is no category of "environmentalism" in the "way of life" of Swadhyayis living in the villages. Following Weightman and Pandey (1978), the author argues that the concept of dharma can be successfully applied as an overarching term for the sustainability of the ecology, environmental ethics, and the religious lives of Swadhyayis. Dharma synthesizes their way of life with environmental ethics based on its multidimensional interpretations.

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16 p.

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Keyword(s): dharma | Hinduism | ecology | tree-temples | religion and environmental ethics | Athavale | Swadhyaya
Source: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, 2009, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, pp. 305-320
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UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • DOI: 10.1163/136352409X12535203555795
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc38896
Resource Type: Article
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Publication Title: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology
Volume: 13
Page Start: 305
Page End: 320
Peer Reviewed: Yes