Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari is a founder of the Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh. He has taught at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan process, and served on Greenpeace International and Greenpeace India boards. He is active in such people’s movements as Vikalp Sangam, Global Tapestry of Alternatives, and Radical Ecological Democracy. He is co-author of Churning the Earth: Making of Global India and co-editor of Alternative Futures: India Unshackled and Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary.

GTI Contributions
A Flowering of Radical Change
GTI Forum
A Flowering of Radical Change
Contribution to GTI Forum Which Future Are We Living In?
November 2022

Honoring the Pluriverse
GTI Forum
Honoring the Pluriverse
November 2021

Thinking Beyond the Left
GTI Forum
Thinking Beyond the Left
Contribution to GTI Forum Planetize the Movement!
April 2020

Roundtable contribution on World Political Party - Ashish Kothari
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Party Time?
February 2019
Rather than a distant world political party, a networked movement of movements could be the solution our global crises demand.

Roundtable contribution on Why Ecosocialism - Ashish Kothari
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Do Red and Green Mix?
December 2018
Ecosocialism must be rooted in a form of democracy that is direct and radical to protect against the predations of hierarchy.

Commentary on Farming for a Small Planet - Ashish Kothari
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Farming for a Small Planet"
April 2016

Commentary on Marxism and Ecology - Ashish Kothari
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Marxism and Ecology"
October 2015

Radical Ecological Democracy: A Path Forward for India and Beyond
Essay
Radical Ecological Democracy: A Path Forward for India and Beyond
July 2014

Numerous grassroots initiatives devoted to fostering sustainable and equitable alternatives to the dominant economic development model have recently sprung up in India and other parts of the world. The emergent framework of radical ecological democracy can inspire such a values-led transition to a better future.

Commentary by David Barkin, Federico Demaria, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Neera Singh, and a response by the author.


Commentary on Commons as a Template for Transformation - Ashish Kothari
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "The Commons and Transformation"
April 2014