Fukuoka and Bahugunas

Buddhism and Agriculture III: Fukuoka, Natural Farming and the Developing World

In his later life, Masanobu Fukuoka became very concerned with using natural farming to solve real-world problems. This was reflected in the progression of ideas in his writings. In his first book, The One-Straw Revolution, Fukuoka (1978/2009) outlined the philosophy and practice of natural farming. In his final book, Sowing Seeds in the Desert (Fukuoka,
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Farmland in Rampur village.

The Gandhian Legacy in Tehri-Garhwal

In early 2014, I revisited the village of Rampur in Tehri-Garwal, where I had conducted research for my PhD. Tehri-Garwal had once been home to a number of prominent Gandhian collectives and activists, including, most prominently, Sunderlal Bahuguna. It was also a major site of the ‘Chipko’ agitations in the 1970s, in which local people
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