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

April 2020

Forum on Planetize the Movement!

Roundtable contribution on World Political Party - Ashish Kothari
Contribution to Party Time?

February 2019

Rather than a distant world political party, a networked movement of movements could be the solution our global crises demand.
A contribution to an exchange on A World Political Party: The Time Has Come

Roundtable contribution on Why Ecosocialism - Ashish Kothari
Contribution to 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.
A contribution to an exchange on Why Ecosocialism: For a Red-Green Future

Radical Ecological Democracy: A Path Forward for India and Beyond
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.