About the Book
The Chipko Movement is often treated as a movement to protect the forest and ecological system of Himalayan region of the Uttarakhand from the axes of the contractors. But the reasons behind people participation are more economic than ecological. In fact, the economic and ecological interests of Uttarakhand are so interwoven that it is difficult to promote one without promoting other. This edition explains the reasons behind people participation in this movement and their place within the movement in five chapters. This edition is an important and welcome addition to the field of ecological movement.
About the Author
T.S. Bankoti, born at Almora and got higher educated in Lucknow, is a noted writer and journalist with twenty years of editing experience. He has several contributed some important research papers on Himalayan community and their socio economic and cultural problem in national and international seminars. This book is his monumental contribution in history of ecological movement.