Translations from the Katha, Prasna and Chhandogya Upanishads. Puranas The Puranas are post-Vedic texts which typically contain a complete narrative of the history of the Universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of the kings, heroes and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology and geography. There are 17 or 18 canonical Puranas, divided into three categories, each named after a deity:
Her father was a conservator of forests, and her mother was a farmer with a love for nature. Her dissertation was titled "Hidden variables and locality in quantum theory," in which she discussed the mathematical and philosophical implications of hidden variable theories that fall outside of the purview of Bell's theorem.
Intellectual property rightsbiodiversitybiotechnologybioethicsand genetic engineering are among the fields where Shiva has fought through activist campaigns. She has assisted grassroots organizations of the Green movement in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerlandand Austria with campaigns against advances in agricultural development via genetic engineering.
The initiative established over 40 seed banks across India to provide regional opportunity for diverse agriculture. She has served on expert groups of[ where?
This book delves into biodiversity and the relationship between communities and nature.
Shiva chairs the Commission on the Future of Food set up by the Region of Tuscany in Italy and is a member of the Scientific Committee which advised former prime minister Zapatero of Spain.
She is a councilor of the World Future Council. Vandana Shiva participated in the Stock Exchange of Visions project in She has worked to promote biodiversity in agriculture to increase productivity, nutrition, farmer's incomes and It is for this work she was recognised as an 'Environmental Hero' by Time magazine in Her work on agriculture started in after the violence in Punjab and the gas leak in Bhopal from Union Carbide's pesticide manufacturing plant.
Mira Shiva, argues that the health costs of increasing pesticide and fertiliser use range from cancer to kidney failure to heart disease. Shiva has criticised the agreement as having close ties with the corporate sector and opening the door to further patents on life.
Infollowing intensive campaigning, RiceTec lost most of its claims to the patent. Golden rice[ edit ] Shiva strongly opposes golden ricea breed of rice that has been genetically engineered to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A.
It has the potential to assist in alleviating the vitamin A deficiency suffered by a third of preschool-aged children worldwide. This is a recipe for creating hunger and malnutrition, not solving it.
Vandana Shiva (born 5 November ) is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and alter-globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, . Shaiva: Ardhanaariishvara God as Half-Woman ß In Shaiva tradition, God often represented as a half woman v In Vaishnava tradition, Vishnu often incarnates as a woman to preserve and protect Dharma (Mohini avatar) v When God is worshipped as ‘parent’, ‘mother’ takes precedence over ‘father’ aspect. Even now, more than 60 years after the partition, works of fiction and films are made that relate to the events of partition. a young woman from a taluqdari family of Oudh, in the years leading up to the Tu Hindu banega na Musalman banega, insaan ki aulaad hai, insaan banega, the theme was reverse in this film as herein a Hindu family.
The creation of seed monopolies, the destruction of alternatives, the collection of superprofits in the form of royalties, and the increasing vulnerability of monocultures has created a context for debt, suicides, and agrarian distress.
According to data from the Indian government, nearly 75 percent rural debt is due to purchased inputs. Shiva claims that farmers' debt grows as GMO corporation's profits grow.
According to Shiva, it is in this systemic sense that GM seeds are those of suicide.
However, farmer suicides had begun to grow before the introduction of the GM seeds, and the growth decreased when GM seeds were introduced. International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI twice analyzed academic articles and government data and concluded the decrease and that there was no evidence on "resurgence" of farmer suicides, GM cotton technology has been very effective in India and there have been many other reasons for the suicides.
She also explicates methodologies of food-policy decentralization, from government to industry, and expresses how centralization has disproportionately benefited large multinationals without achieving the promised food security and nutritional requirements where Indian farmers adopted bio-technologies en masse.
This can lead to the aforementioned restructuring of national import economies.
Ecofeminism, part and parcel of radical ecology, addresses possibilities for changing the hegemonic patriarchal paradigm whereby nature and women are conflated and delegitimated as inferior, passive, and non-productive categories, by means of domination and exploitation.
Focus is on the work of Vandana Shiva, here, as ecofeminist activist. According to her article Empowering Women,  Shiva suggests that a more sustainable and productive approach to agriculture can be achieved through reinstating the system of farming in India that is more centered on engaging women.
She advocates against the prevalent "patriarchal logic of exclusion," claiming that a woman-focused system would change the current system in an extremely positive manner. In its report, the IB said that Indian NGOs, including Navdanya, receive money from foreign donors under the 'charitable garb' of campaigning for human rights or women's equality, but instead use the money for nefarious purposes.
Birendra Nayak has published on her plagiarism involving copying verbatim from a article in Voice Gopalpur in her book Stronger than Steel .This idea influenced the role of women in Hinduism in the Puranic texts that followed for centuries, where male-dominated and female-dominated couples appear, in various legends, in the same religious text and Hindu imagination.
Shaiva: Ardhanaariishvara God as Half-Woman ß In Shaiva tradition, God often represented as a half woman v In Vaishnava tradition, Vishnu often incarnates as a woman to preserve and protect Dharma (Mohini avatar) v When God is worshipped as ‘parent’, ‘mother’ takes precedence over ‘father’ aspect.
Apr 04, · That is the lesson I take from all the strong Hindu women, women who are homemakers, activists, mothers, peacekeepers, rebels, warriors, pilgrims, scientists and .
This is one of the most popular and accessible of all Hindu scriptures, required reading for anyone interested in Hinduism.
The Gita discusses selflessness, duty, devotion, and meditation, integrating many different threads of Hindu philosophy. A modern Hindu woman would feel enraged, rightly so, if she goes through the contents of the Manusmriti, which is particularly discriminatory and harsh against women.
It is true that the law books were not followed by many castes and their enforcement was limited by the authority and influence the kings and local rulers enjoyed. Even now, more than 60 years after the partition, works of fiction and films are made that relate to the events of partition.
a young woman from a taluqdari family of Oudh, in the years leading up to the Tu Hindu banega na Musalman banega, insaan ki aulaad hai, insaan banega, the theme was reverse in this film as herein a Hindu family.