Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners

Creator

  • Author: Jain, Pankaj
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Publisher

  • Name: Brill Academic Publishers
    Place of Publication: [Leiden, Netherlands]

Date

  • Creation: 2009

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Article on dharmic ecology and perspectives from the Swadhyaya practitioners.
  • Physical Description: 16 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: dharma
  • Keyword: Hinduism
  • Keyword: ecology
  • Keyword: tree-temples
  • Keyword: religion and environmental ethics
  • Keyword: Athavale
  • Keyword: Swadhyaya

Source

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

Citation

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

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
    Code: UNTCPA

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • DOI: 10.1163/136352409X12535203555795
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc38896

Degree

  • Academic Department: Anthropology
  • Academic Department: Philosophy and Religion Studies

Note

  • Display Note: 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.