Recent Lecture — 2014 Naropa Institute
“Earth Democracy: Living as Earth Community” with Vandana Shiva, PhD

Vandana Shiva
is an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than 20 books. She was trained as a physicist and received her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 1978 with the doctoral dissertation “Hidden variables and locality in quantum theory.”

Vandana Shiva Hugging Tree

She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization, (along with Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, Jeremy Rifkin, et al.), and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement. She has argued for the wisdom of many traditional practices, as is evident from her interview in the book Vedic Ecology (by Ranchor Prime) that draws upon India’s Vedic heritage. She is a member of the scientific committee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain’s Socialist Party’s think tank. She is also a member of the International Organization for a Participatory Society. She received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993, and numerous other prizes.  [from Wikipedia]

Vandana Shiva interviewed by David Barsamian Sept. 29, 2011

Publications list from Wikipedia:


  • 1981,  Social Economic and Ecological Impact of Social Forestry in Kolar, Vandana Shiva, H.C. Sharatchandra, J. Banyopadhyay, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • 1986,  Chipko: India’s Civilisational Response to the Forest Crisis, J. Bandopadhyay and Vandana Shiva, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. Pub. by INTACH
  • 1987,  The Chipko Movement Against Limestone Quarrying in Doon Valley, J. Bandopadhyay and Vandana Shiva, Lokayan Bulletin, 5: 3, 1987, pp. 19–25 online
  • 1988,  Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Survival in India, Zed Press, New Delhi, ISBN 0-86232-823-3
  • 1991,  Ecology and the Politics of Survival: Conflicts Over Natural Resources in India, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, ISBN 0-8039-9672-1
  • 1992,  The Violence of the Green Revolution: Ecological degradation and political conflict in Punjab, Zed Press, New Delhi
  • 1992,  Biodiversity: Social and Ecological Perspectives (editor); Zed Press, United Kingdom
  • 1993,  Women, Ecology and Health: Rebuilding Connections (editor), Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Kali for Women, New Delhi
  • 1993,  Monocultures of the Mind: Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Agriculture, Zed Press, New Delhi
  • 1993,  Ecofeminism, Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva, Fernwood Publications, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, ISBN 1-895686-28-8
  • 1994,  Close to Home: Women Reconnect Ecology, Health and Development Worldwide, Earthscan, London, ISBN 0-86571-264-6
  • 1995,  Biopolitics (with Ingunn Moser), Zed Books, United Kingdom
  • 1997,  Biopiracy: the Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, South End Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, I ISBN 1-896357-11-3
  • 2000,  Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, South End Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, ISBN 0-89608-608-9
  • 2000,  Tomorrow’s Biodiversity, Thames and Hudson, London, ISBN 0-500-28239-0
  • 2001,  Patents, Myths and Reality, Penguin India
  • 2002,  Water Wars; Privatization, Pollution, and Profit, South End Press, Cambridge Massachusetts
  • 2005,  India Divided, Seven Stories Press,
  • 2005,  Globalization’s New Wars: Seed, Water and Life Forms Women Unlimited, New Delhi, ISBN 81-88965-17-0
  • 2005,  Earth Democracy; Justice, Sustainability, and Peace, South End Press, ISBN 0-89608-745-X
  • 2007,  Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed, editor, South End Press ISBN 978-0-89608-777-4
  • 2007,  Democratizing Biology: Reinventing Biology from a Feminist, Ecological and Third World Perspective, author, Paradigm Publishers ISBN 978-1-59451-204-9
  • 2008,  Soil Not Oil, South End Press ISBN 978-0-89608-782-8
  • 2010,  Staying Alive, South End Press ISBN 978-0-89608-793-4
  • 2013,  Making Peace With The Earth Pluto Press ISBN 978-0-7453-33762

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