Vandana Shiva (born 5 November 1952) is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalisation author.Based in Delhi, Shiva has written more than 20 books.
This book is a testament to the great work that Vandana has done for the food and ecological movements.
-Carlo Petrini, Founder, Slow Food
Vandana Shiva is the most brilliant woman I know; she is impressive, with a global knowledge of the environmental problems created, above all, by social disorders and the selfishness of short-term power.
-Gilles-?ric S?ralini, molecular biologist and co-author of The Monsanto Papers
Vandana Shiva?s brilliant, discerning mind, granite character, poetic soul, and her galvanising skills as a grassroots organiser have won her place in the pantheon of the most effective and beloved leaders of the global environmental movement.
-Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmental lawyer
This beautifully-written memoir is a compelling narrative which should be read by everyone who loves land, life and the integrity of our precious Planet Earth.
-Satish Kumar, Founder, Schumacher College
Reading this book will open your mind to the causes of the deep problems we have been pushed into by the actions of a few, and give you hope and courage to reverse the downward spiral.
-Hans R. Herren, Founder and President, Biovision Foundation
Terra Viva is one of the most remarkable books I have ever read. It is an awe-inspiring tale of multiple struggles against multiple injustices against people and our environment? Vandana?s life story shows that she is one of our most extraordinary leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr Martin Luther King.
-Andr? Leu, International Director, Regeneration International
Terra Viva chronicles Vandana?s thoughts, knowledge, convictions, and a sustained commitment to movement-building and maintenance of life. Thank you, Vandana, for the generous offering of this testament, this living book, this sharing of your life.
-Nnimmo Bassey, author of To Cook a Continent: Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa