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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.

Problems of Aesthetics and Misplaced Altruism: Media and Environment in Northeast India
Problems of aesthetics and misplaced altruism: Media and environment in Northeast India
Kazimuddin (Kazu)Ahmed

I think that the modern age of the history of truth began at the moment when empirical knowledge itself, and on its own, allowed access to the truth. That is, from the moment when, without asking anything else of the subject, without the being of the subject having to undergo any modification or alteration whatsoever, the philosopher (or scientist or anyone looking for the truth) was capable of recognising in him or herself the truth and had access to the truth by the mere act of empirical knowledge

—Michel Foucault
A Noble Quest

It was the beginning of 2008, the immediate aftermath of holidays ...

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