Rural Producers Collectives in India

This study booklet aims to provide an overview of producers’ collectives in India, which broadly falls under the cooperative movement. It will also highlight some case studies of successful collective organizations, with a variety of organizational styles and under different laws, mainly to get a taste of the diversity of rural collectives in India.

the great derangement

Book Review: The Great Derangement, by Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh makes a profound statement in his book The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, proclaiming that individual action is not sufficient to deal with climate change. It needs collective effort, for which writers of fiction must write about climate change so that it becomes as much of a backdrop as war has traditionally been in fiction. Book review by S. Gopikrishna Warrier for FRONTLINE

Meeting Rivers: Culture, Religion and Our Social and Ecological Futures

These writings, drawn from various cultural and religious traditions, are unique, provocative and absorbing. Profoundly compassionate, they explore the responses of some of the most creative and original thinkers of our time as they grapple with the personal, social and ecological challenges around them.

This is the century where humanity will be tested as never before. Will we be able to deal with the massive levels of poverty and injustice that all societies are faced with in lesser or greater degrees? Will we be able to change our lifestyles and evolve sustainable futures where solutions can be found to the climate crisis? Above all, can religions, spiritualities and secular ethics inspire communities to embrace a more holistic vision to live in peace with each other and the planet? The essays in this book are both spiritually fulfilling and pro-active in seeking to deal with these challenges. One cannot read them without being deeply moved by the urgency of the insights they seek to articulate.

Magazine: Campaign for Climate Justice 2014-15

The media in India, especially the Indian languages media, has a vital role in creating awareness among the general public and in engaging policy makers on aspects related to climate justice, low carbon farming, alternative energy and other mitigation and adaptation strategies. The communication campaign of Pipal Tree is hence aimed at facilitating alliances of freelance writers, social researchers and activists to come out with stories and articles on how climate change is being felt by communities, and what would form effective adaptation measures for those whose livelihood is affected by the changing climatic patterns.

This release is a compilation of articles written and published by twelve freelance writers from the three South Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala during the programme year 2014-15.

Available languages: English, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil 

Magazine: Campaign for Climate Justice 2013-14

This release is a compilation of articles written and published by fourteen freelance writers from the three South Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala for the campaign on climate justice during the programme year 2013-14.

It is hoped that the efforts of these fourteen freelance writers, when read in the Indian languages media and by a global readership on the web, will further escalate the awareness among the readers, their communities and policy makers who will inspire local, national and international identification with what is at stake. On the national platform, it is hoped that these articles strengthen and lend teeth to environmental movements underway in the country and enhance awareness on the implications of climate change in India and validate the reports by commissions and committees. Available languages: English, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam

Magazine: Campaign for Climate Justice 2012-13

This magazine is a compilation of articles written and published by eight freelance writers from the three South Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala for the awareness campaign on climate justice during the programme year 2012-13.

These stories and articles are aimed at putting into place effective adaptation measures, particularly in the context of the rural poor who rightfully deserve a consideration for climate justice. Available languages: English, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada.