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Meera Baindur
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Alumnus)
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    Nature as Non-Terrestrial: Sacred Natural Landscapes and Place in Indian Vedic and Purāṇic Thought.Meera Baindur - 2009 - Environmental Philosophy 6 (2):43-58.
    A complex process of place-making by Vedic and Purāṇic primary narratives and localized oral secondary narratives shows how nature in India is perceived from a deeply humanized worldview. Some form of cosmic descent from other place-worlds or lokas are used to account for the sacredness of a landscape in the primary narrative called stala purāṇa, while secondary narratives, called stala māhāṭmya, recount the human experience of the sacred. I suggest that sacred geography is not geography of “terrestrial” but of implaced (...)
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    Leopold’s Land Ethic in the Sundarbans.Kalpita Bhar Paul & Meera Baindur - 2016 - Environmental Ethics 38 (3):307-325.
    Leopold’s land ethic is a watershed event in environmental ethics as it is the first one to provide an alternative conceptualization of land to transcend its “Abrahamic conception.” However, if Leopold had employed phenomenological methods to formulate his land ethic, then his conceptualization of land and the understanding of its relation with its dwellers could have been more nuanced. From an analysis of the Sundarbans islanders’ phenomenological accounts of land, collected during a field study, it can be shown that phenomenological (...)
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  3. 7. Accommodation, Location, and Context: Conceptualization of Place in Indian Traditions of Thought.Meera Baindur - 2019 - In Peter D. Hershock & Roger T. Ames (eds.), Philosophies of Place: An Intercultural Conversation. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 127-144.
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  4. Nature in Indian Philosophy and Cultural Traditions.Meera Baindur - 2015 - New Delhi: Springer.