Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari

Ashish Kothari is a founder-member of the Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh. He has taught at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan process, served on Greenpeace International and India Boards, and helped initiate the global ICCA Consortium. An active participant in peoples movements including Narmada Bachao Andolan, he helps coordinate the Vikalp Sangam Global Tapestry of Alternatives processes and Radical Ecological Democracy network. He has (co)authored or (co)edited many books, including Churning the Earth: Making of Global India (with Aseem Shrivastava), Alternative Futures: India Unshackled (ed., with KJ Joy), and Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary (ed., with Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria, Alberto Acosta).

GTI Contributions
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

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.