This book is about a people's movement to save their forests and trees. Chipko movement started in 1970s in the Chamoli district of Uttar Pradesh and saw active participation of women in the forefront.

From Kashmir to Burma, where tigers once lived amid lush forests, a vast tract of land has been laid bare by the timber industry. In its wake have come landslides, drought and yet further poverty. The only hope for the hill people is a Ghandian like movement which villagers have adopted to thwart developers.

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