WITH THE EARTH: BEYOND RESOURCE, LAND AND FOOD WARS
Rs 450 Pb 2012
(UK, US English language,
German, South African, Australian and
Malayalam rights sold. All others available.)
Wars in the 21st century are wars against the earth;
against natural resources like water, soil, forests, minerals and seeds. The global
corporate economy based on the idea of limitless growth has become a war economy.
Trade wars. Water wars. Food wars.
Making Peace with the Earth outlines how a
paradigm shift to earth-centred politics and economics is our only
chance of survival; and how collective resistance to corporate exploitation
can open the way to a new environmentalism of interdependence and earth democracy
Corporate control violates all ethical and
ecological limits. It promotes technologies of production based on genetic
engineering, geo-engineering and toxins; industrial development that
entails the enforced appropriation of land, rivers, mountains;
agribusinesses that deplete nature's diversity and land-grab.
Exploitation of this order incurs the kind of ecological and economic
debt that is unsustainable, unbailable and unbearable.
is a world-renowned
environmental thinker and activist, a leader in the International
Forum on Globalisation, and of the Slow Food Movement. Director of
Navdanya and of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and
Ecology, and a tireless crusader for farmers', peasants'
and women's rights, she is the author and editor of a score of
influential books on the environment.
Shiva is the recipient of over 20
international awards, among them the Right Livelihood Award (1993);
Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic (1998); the Horizon
3000 Award (Austria, 2001); Save the World Award (2009);
Sydney Peace Prize (2010); Calgary Peace Prize (Canada, 2011);
the Thomas Merton Award (2011); and the John Lennon-Yoko Ono Grant