Courting Nature: Advances in Indian Jurisprudence


Brara relates a story of contemporary India in the process of transition, where legal approaches to Nature are changing. An ecocentric orientation is emerging, as is an implicit juridical language for Rights of Nature. On the ground and in the courts, both developments are being simultaneously encouraged and hindered by culture, tradition, and religion. Brara provides diverse examples of real case studies illustrating the somewhat uncoordinated way that Rights of Nature is appearing in Indian Courts in such forms as animal rights, doctrines of public trust, and the protection of holy plants.