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Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

A. Whitney Sanford

Abstract

The seven chapters in this book explore the narrative dimensions of human relations with the earth and suggest that we might not only come to understand our narratives but also to employ our ecological imagination to change agricultural practices. The book uses a Hindu agricultural narrative as a framework for discussing human behavior in the context of agricultural practice because this story confronts the dilemmas of human entitlement to the earth's bounty that all agriculturalists face. The dynamics of this story and the ritual and social context of its telling during the Hindu springtime f ... More

Keywords: Hinduism, agriculture, narrative, gender, India, environmental ethics, food, environment, metaphor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813134123
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. Whitney Sanford, author