This is the first book on environmental journalism in South Asia. It provides an important benchmark for journalism in the region as well as an excellent source of material for the future evolution of environmental journalism. This is a collection of essays by prominent Indian and South Asian environmental journalists. Apart from essays from India, there are contributions from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives. The essays examine this specialization of journalism both historically and in the present.
Section Ten: An Anil Agarwal Reader
Anil Agarwal (1947–2002) was a mechanical engineer educated at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, who recognised the importance of environmental journalism early on. Leaving aside the field he was trained in, he took to journalism and went on to found the Centre for Science and Environment in 1980. He was the editor of Down to Earth, a science and environmental magazine, which influenced the debate on environment significantly across India. In 1987, the United Nations Environment Programme elected him to the Global 500 Roll of Honour for his work both within Indian and abroad. The Indian government honoured him with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards for his contribution in the fields of environment and ...