Alternative Futures: India Unshackled

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Kothari, Ashish, and K. J. Joy, eds. Alternative Futures: India Unshackled. New Delhi: AuthorsUpFront, 2017.

This book is a unique collection of 35 essays on India’s future, by a diverse set of authors – activists, researchers, media persons, those who have influenced policies, and those working at the grassroots. It brings together scenarios of an India that is politically and socially egalitarian, radically democratic, economically sustainable and equitable, and socio-culturally diverse and harmonious.

Divided into four sections—Ecological Futures, Political Futures, Economic Futures and Socio-Cultural Futures—the book covers a wide range of issues including environmental governance, biodiversity, democracy and power, law, agriculture, pastoralism, industry, languages, learning and education, knowledge, health and sexuality among others. Most essays include both futuristic scenarios and present initiatives that demonstrate the possibility of such futures. (Text from AuthorsUpFront)

The full book or individual essays are free to download at AuthorsUpFront. The book is licensed CC-BY-NC