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India Divided : The Lethal Mix of Free Trade, Famine and Fundamentalism in I - Vandana Shiva

India Divided

The Lethal Mix of Free Trade, Famine and Fundamentalism in I

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In India Divided environmental, human rights, and antiglobalization activist Vandana Shiva chronicles the internal battles of a nation that is both the world's largest democracy and a leading nuclear power. Shiva describes a society where traditional cultures collide with the new economy of globalization, and charts the course of India's war of fundamentalisms in the age of terror. From the IT centers of Bangalore to the villages of Uttar Pradesh, from the massacre at Gujarat and the popular emergence of Hindutva's narrow communalism to the decades-old battle for Kashmir. India Divided reveals a convergence of globalization and terrorism. Looking to the plights of India's Dalit communities and millions of poor subsistence farmers impoverished or displaced by biotechnology, seed patents, and the spate of mega-dam projects, Shiva argues that these silent killers form a local terror unmatched in devastation. In India Divided Shiva addresses India's most urgent threats with gravity and hope.

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"Shiva's fierce intellect and her disarmingly friendly, accessible manner have made her a valuable advocate for people all over the developing world." - Ms. magazine "Vandana Shiva is a burst of creative energy and intellectual power." - The Progressive "One of the world's most prominent radical scientists." - The Guardian

India and her diversityp. 16
Engineered societies and globalization's fall out : terrorism, fundamentalism, and warp. 54
Biodiversity wars and the global giantsp. 82
Seed wars and the corporate takeover of seedsp. 123
Water wars and the Gangesp. 133
On being Indian : globalization, Bharateeyata, and Hindutvap. 143
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ISBN: 9781583225400
ISBN-10: 1583225404
Series: Open Media Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1