Conflicts of Interest: My Journey Through India’s Green Movement by Sunita Narain

Journal of Scientometric Research,2018,7,2,xx-xx.
Published:July 2018
Type:Book Review

Anwesha Borthakur

Research Fellow, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi-110067


“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do”.

Barbara Ward

The British writer, economist and one of the early proponents of sustainable development, Barbara Ward expressed her concerns for the global environment through the above words long before the earth had observed the kind of destruction it is subjected to today. She could realize the early warning signs of peoples’ unsympathetic attitudes and approaches towards the environment and worried about its alarming future consequences. For the past several years, Dr. Sunita Narain, through her incessant efforts, has constantly been cautioning us about the present state-of-affairs of the environment, particularly in the Indian scenario. The book, “Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India’s Green Movement”, is a testimony of her relentless battles as an integral part of India’s green movement. From her confrontation with the country’s leading vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors to the global carbonatedbeverage leader Coca-Cola, the book depicts the journey of India’s one of the most prominent environmentalists today. Divided primarily in seven in-depth chapters namely, (1) Air Pollution: Breathless, (2) Endosulfan’s Curse, (3) Cola Wars, (4) Climate’s Charge, (5) Tigers and/or People, (6) Water and Waste Wars, and (7) A Blueprint for the Future – the book is dedicated to Late Anil Agarwal, another pioneering environmental activist who had returned to India from London to set up the inspiring Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) (of which Narain is now the Director General), and to her mother. Read More ...


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Borthakur A. Conflicts of Interest: My Journey Through India’s Green Movement by Sunita Narain. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2018;7(2):xx-xx. doi:xx.