Tag Archives: India

A Story for Mukti

On the late Barbara MacDonald’s 106th birthday I write about her daughter’s book of letters from her lover, Indian thespian Habib Tanvir. Continue reading

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Shamlat Abhiyan—campaign on commons in Rajasthan

Kiran Kumari from the Foundation for Ecological Security has suggested that I add to my blog on global commons and their communities an explanation of FES’s campaign on commons in Rajasthan.  I think it justifies a story of its own.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Manikin

On the field trip to Saipet, India, in January, I met Manikin.  I’m afraid I don’t know how to spell his name.  He spoke hardly any English but he gave us a great welcome to the village. When we sat … Continue reading

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Where black sheep are celebrated

I went on a field trip to study pastoralism in the Deccan region of India, at the recent conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons.  Here people’s survival depends on their black Deccani sheep, much as … Continue reading

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Commons worldwide – and beyond

I’m at the International Association for the Study of the Commons conference in Hyderabad, and it’s an eye-opener.  Our commons of England and Wales, 600,000 hectares of land with huge public interest, on which commoners have legal rights in common … Continue reading

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