Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners

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Article on dharmic ecology and perspectives from the Swadhyaya practitioners.

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Jain, Pankaj 2009.

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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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  • Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, 2009, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, pp. 305-320

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  • Publication Title: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology
  • Volume: 13
  • Page Start: 305
  • Page End: 320
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Jain, Pankaj. Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners, article, 2009; [Leiden, Netherlands]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38896/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service.