Gandhi as a human ecologist

Gandhi-Luthuli Chair Professor, School of Politics, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015

Author(s): John S. Moolakkattu

Is Gandhi a human ecologist? If we go by the ideas generated by the environmental movement in India, which is strongly influenced by Gandhi, the answer is a definite 'yes'. But Gandhi's place in the ecological movement is yet to be established on a secure footing internationally. Even the recent Encyclopaedia of Human Ecology edited by Julia R Miller et al. omitted Gandhi as one of its entries in its otherwise impressive list.

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