“Looking Back into the Future: India, South Asia, and the World in 2100”

Title“Looking Back into the Future: India, South Asia, and the World in 2100”
Year for Search2017
AuthorsKothari, Ashish, and Joy, K. J.
Secondary AuthorsKothari, Ashish, and Joy, K. J.
Secondary TitleAlternative Futures: India Unshackled.
Pagination627-645
Date Published2017
PublisherParanjoy Guha Thakura for Authors Upfront Publishing
Place Published[New Delhi, India]
KeywordsIndian author, Male author
Annotation

Presented as the address of Meera Gond-Vankar to the Vikalp Mahasangam 10 held in 30 South Asian locations in 2100, with simultaneous translation into 300 languages. No longer an rural/urban divide but large sustainable communities. General decentralization. Returning biodiversity. Greater equality, particularly regarding gender and sexuality. Emphasis on integration of the “disabled” into communities that accommodate their needs. Land and other natural resources re-commanded. Growth of producer companies and producer-run cooperatives. Work is integrated into community life and much less structured. Lower birth rate and stable population. Alternative systems of education. Facilitators (formerly teachers) “from both formal and informal, modern and traditional backgrounds” (637). Pluriversities where people can learn from people from diverse backgrounds. Rejection of emphasis on virtual relationships and a revival of face-to-face and physical connections. Growing democratic control of media. Participatory democracy. Diversity in all leisure activities.

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Author Note

Kothari is a leading Indian environmental activist. Joy is a Senior Fellow with the Society for Promoting Ecosystem Management.

Full Text

2017 Kothari, Ashish and K. J. Joy. “Looking Back into the Future: India, South Asia, and the World in 2100.” Alternative Futures: India Unshackled. Ed. Ashish Kothari and K. J. Joy ([New Delhi]: Paranjoy Guha Thakura for Authors Upfront Publishing, 2017), 627-645. Bod

Presented as the address of Meera Gond-Vankar to the Vikalp Mahasangam 10 held in 30 South Asian locations in 2100, with simultaneous translation into 300 languages. No longer an rural/urban divide but large sustainable communities. General decentralization. Returning biodiversity. Greater equality, particularly regarding gender and sexuality. Emphasis on integration of the “disabled” into communities that accommodate their needs. Land and other natural resources re-commanded. Growth of producer companies and producer-run cooperatives. Work is integrated into community life and much less structured. Lower birth rate and stable population. Alternative systems of education. Facilitators (formerly teachers) “from both formal and informal, modern and traditional backgrounds” (637). Pluriversities where people can learn from people from diverse backgrounds. Rejection of emphasis on virtual relationships and a revival of face-to-face and physical connections. Growing democratic control of media. Participatory democracy. Diversity in all leisure activities. Kothari is a leading Indian environmental activist. Joy is a Senior Fellow with the Society for Promoting Ecosystem Management.