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A Gandhian in Garhwal

Twenty years ago this June, RAMACHANDRA GUHA began a secular pilgrimage to the Alakananda Valley. His destination was Gopeshwar and his mission was to pay tribute to Chandi Prasad Bhatt, founder of the Chipko Movement. On the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5, in the first of a two-part article, he looks into the life of a pioneering environmentalist, a doer and a thinker, whose aim was to transform the relationship between people and nature. [more]