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While Hindus have rich resources for approaching questions of ecology, any discussion of Hinduism and ecology must begin with awareness that comprehensive notions of the environment as a­ fragile and endangered aspect of existence – as are widely shared today – were not historically…

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Lance E. Nelson, “Ecology”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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