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Shiva, Vandana

Vandana Shiva is a feminist environmentalist and philosopher of science whose work combines scientific and economic research with the principles of grassroots activism and social justice movements to resolve environmental problems at the local and global levels. Born November 5, 1952, in Dehradun, India, to a farmer mother with a love for nature and a forest conservationist father, Shiva demonstrated an early concern for environmental activism and social justice. During the 1970s, she participated in the Chipko movement-a nonviolent struggle by female peasants in India to prevent the cutting of trees and reclaim their traditional forest rights.

After receiving a B.S. in physics, Shiva pursued a master's degree in philosophy at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and then completed her doctoral degree in quantum theory ...

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