‘Oonga’: A Riveting Philosophical Exposition on Environmental Conflict

Devashish Makhija’s ‘Oonga’ presents itself as an ‘ecological odyssey’ similar to the modernist colonial odysseys of the early 20th century, which explored a rapprochement with modernity, or (industrial) development.

Consequently, Oonga becomes a critique of the environmental philosophy of ‘anthropocentrism’, underlying the (human) rights-based approach to development. This is in synergy with Makhija’s earlier work(s) that

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