Environment | VOL. 13, ISSUE 81, November-December 2013 |

Conservation: for the rich, by the rich

India has been the proverbial land of snakes, elephants and tigers; and of maharajahs and their hunting entourage. So enigmatic is the picture that we are unable to wake up to reality and smell the coffee, so to speak. As history unfolded post Independence, India did a zombie march through legacies left behind by the haloed British. Seeing what they saw and feeling what they felt, the ‘parks sans filthy natives’ (read protected areas - PAs) were established to ‘conserve’...

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