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. An active participant in peoples movements, he helps coordinate the Vikalp Sangam Global Tapestry of Alternatives processes and Radical Ecological Democracy network. His books include Churning the Earth: Making of Global India (with Aseem Shrivastava), Alternative Futures: India Unshackled (co-edited with KJ Joy), and Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary (co-edited with Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria, Alberto Acosta).

GTI Contributions
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
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"
An exchange on the essay Farming for a Small Planet: Agroecology Now

April 2016



Commentary on Marxism and Ecology - Ashish Kothari
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Marxism and Ecology"
An exchange on the essay Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition

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"
An exchange on the essay The Commons as a Template for Transformation

April 2014