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A virtuous attribute of hope for the future, faith allows us to look at adverse changes and transforming contexts in a more patient and peaceful manner. In these times of great flux, there are drastic fast-paced changes, which at times have led to a breakdown in the economic, social and political framework of societies. We are grappling to find sustainable ways to engage with our natural resources for human consumption and address the crucial environmental and social issues. In these times, it might be a good idea to revisit the idea of faith in the context of development and nature conservation.

In the multicultural society of India with diverse value systems, now in existence for more than many millennia, the idea of faith has generated a sacred, living and survival relationship with the natural world. M.N. Ashish Ganju, guest edi- tor of the section, while introducing the theme, Faith and Nature, notes that the ecological worldview relies on interdependence of all phenomena being the basis of life, which is an ancient belief system of the region. Traditional practices in architecture and nature conservation, spread over the country, create localized resilient communities with low carbon footprint. With context-based knowledge, culturally specific responses and community-centred production, they are power - ful tools to manifest the idea of faith in many ways along with values of pluralism and coexistence. Tribal practices across diverse geographical regions, mostly sited in egalitarian realms, are another set of secular lens through which the idea of faith for conserving nature can be viewed in the subcontinent.

 
   
Faith and Nature
FAITH AND NATURE
M. N. Ashish Ganju

RESONANCE
Vikram Soni

‘TO BELONG’ IS FAITH IN THE NATURE OF THINGS
Savyasaachi

BUDDHISM AND NATURE: TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPES
Leslie E. Sponsel

THE PERFORMATIVE LANDSCAPE OF DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT, VARANASI
Amita Sinha

BRAJ: CULTURAL LANDSCAPE FOR BHAKTI
Divay Gupta

MESSAGE OF NEW NIRVANA? SWAMINARAYAN AKSHARDHAM, DELHI
Geeta Wahi Dua

LANDSCAPING THE ENVIRONS OF THE HOLY KA’BA
Mohammad Shaheer

PAINTING THE LARGER PICTURE: SIROHI'S ECOLOGICAL CANVAS
Rupal Rathore

TREESCAPES
Golak Khandual

Nature in the City
‘TAG’ THE TREE
Geeta Wahi Dua

Tribute
THE DAUNTLESS CRUSADER OF THE ENVIRONMENT: DR. DHRUBAJYOTI GHOSH
Suptendu P. Biswas

REMEMBERING DHRUBAJYOTI GHOSH
Dhruba Das Gupta

Landscape Design
REVIVAL OF AN URBAN LAKE: GOPI TALAO, SURAT
Urban Initiatives, Surat

A RIDGE, A PEAK & SOME COFFEE: JAVA RAIN RESORT, CHIKMAGALUR
FICUS Landscape Architects, Bengaluru

TAJ GANJ: DESIGN OF URBAN LANDSCAPE AND OPEN SPACES
Archohm, Noida

People's Narratives
MEDIAN AS PLAY SPACE – GARIAHAT: CHESS CLUB
Divya Saraf

Seeing the Unseen
OH MOON!

Flights of Hope
ENGAGING WITH NATURE

Book Review
MYRIAD PATHS TO NURTURING NATURE
BOOK: FLIGHTS OF HOPE

Review by Meera Godbole - Krishnamurthy

INSPIRING REFERENCE FOR BEAUTY AND SOCIAL ASPIRATIONS
BOOK: AUROVILLE ARCHITECTS MONOGRAPH SERIES:
PIERO AND GLORIA CICIONESI

Review by Madhu Pandit

LITERARY LANDSCAPES
BOOK: THE MAKING OF EARLY KASHMIR:
LANDSCAPE AND IDENTITY IN THE RAJATARANGINI

Review by Pushkar Sohoni

Garden Calendar
MONSOON
Grotech Landscape Developers Pvt. Ltd.

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