Can the Twain Ever Meet? Environmental Jurisprudence and Justice in India

Review of Shibani Ghosh, ed. 2019, Indian Environmental Law: key concepts and principles, Delhi: Orient Blackswan.


  • Manshi Asher Himdhara Environment Research and Action Collective



Environmental Justice, Environmentalism, Environmental Jurisprudence, Environmental Law, Judicial activism


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Author Biography

Manshi Asher, Himdhara Environment Research and Action Collective

Himdhara Environment Research and Action Collective, Village Kandwari, Palampur, Kangra 176061, Himachal Pradesh.

The author is an environmental researcher and activist. She has been associated with various organisations, movements and campaigns around issues of land, forests, rivers and community rights over the last two decades.


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Ghosh, Shibani, ed. 2019. Indian Environmental Law Key Concepts and Principles. Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan.

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