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Contents List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 Chapter 1 The Encounter 7 Chapter 2 The Childhood of an Activist 15 Chapter 3 Going Underground 29 Chapter 4 The Short Career of an Activist Politician 41 Chapter 5 Meeting Mira Behn 47 Chapter 6 Marriage and the Parvatiya Navjeevan Ashram 65 Chapter 7 Embracing the Trees 81 Chapter 8 Modes of Chipko Resistance 99 viii Contents Chapter 9 A Permanent Economy 121 Chapter 10 Chipko Ecology: Shallow or Deep? 137 Chapter 11 Srinagar to Kohima: An Educational Mission 149 Chapter 12 Protesting the Tehri Dam 171 Chapter 13 Social Ecology, Religion, and the Tehri Protest 187 Chapter 14 Against the Tide: Bahuguna’s Philosophy of Life, Religion, and Nature 205 Appendix 1 Some Critical Dates in the History of Modern India and the Activism of Sunderlal Bahuguna 227 Appendix 2 Arguments of the Petitioners in the Public Interest Litigation against the Tehri Dam 233 Notes 237 Selected Bibliography 253 Index 261 ...


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