Author page for Ashish Kothari


Ashish Kothari is a founder-member of the Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh. He has taught at the Indian Institute of Public Administration as well as several universities. He coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan process, served on the boards of Greenpeace International and Greenpeace India, chaired a global International Union for Conservation of Nature network on protected areas and communities, and helped found the global Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas Consortium. He is currently on the Board of the International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Active in movements relating to development, conservation, and natural resource rights, Ashish Kothari is the author or editor (singly or with others) of over 30 books, including (with Aseem Shrivastava) Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India.



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Radical Ecological Democracy: A Path Forward for India and Beyond

Ashish Kothari

Numerous grassroots initiatives devoted to fostering sustainable and equitable alternatives to the dominant economic development model have recently sprung up in India and other parts of the world. The emergent framework of radical ecological democracy can inspire such a values-led transition to a better future.