Books on:Animal Rights
Food and Nutrition
Peace and Nonviolence
Trees and Forests
"The primary threat to nature and people today comes from centralising and monopolising
power and control. Not until diversity is made the logic of production will there be a
chance for sustainability, justice and peace. Cultivating and conserving diversity is no
luxury in our times: it is a survival imperative."
Vandana Shiva is a burst of creative energy and intellectual power."--The Progressive
"One of the world's most prominent radical scientists."--The Guardian
"The South's best known environmentalist."--New Internationalist
"A leading thinker who has eloquently blended her views on the environment, agriculture, spirituality, and women's rights into a powerful philosophy."--Utne Reader
"Shiva has devoted her life to fighting for the rights of ordinary people in India. Her fierce intellect and her disarmingly friendly, accessible manner have made her a valuable advocate for people all over the developing world."--Ms. Magazine
Vandana Shiva is one of the world's most dynamic and provacative thinkers. Born in India in 1952, she trained as a physicist at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. At the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India, she did research in science, technology and environmental policy. In 1982, she set up the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy in her home town of Dehra Dun in the foothills of the Himalaya. The foundation's studies have validated the ecological value of traditional farming and have been instrumental in fighting destructive development projects in India.
Among Dr. Shiva's many awards are the Right Livelihood Award in 1993, the Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of the UN, Earth Day International Award, the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace and the Sydney Peace Prize 2010. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental “hero” in 2003, and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators of Asia. She serves on the boards of many organizations, including the World Future Council, the International Forum on Globalization and Slow Food International.
Her books include:
From the Right Livelihood Award Profile of Vandana Shiva
Shiva's record has been that of the totally committed, very productive and effective activist-advocate-intellectual. As an activist she has co-ordinated, supported and learned from grassroots networks on a wide range of issues across India. As an advocate, especially in international fora, she has proved one of the most articulate spokespersons of counter-development in favour of people-centered, participatory processes. As an intellectual she has produced a stream of important books and articles, which have done much both to form and address the agenda of development debate and action.
Her foundation is an informal network of researchers, working in support of people's environmental struggles, part of the objective of which is the articulation and justification of people's knowledge. The foundation has done important work in a number of areas, including: