Vandana Shiva is a physicist, world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, and a tireless crusader for economic, food, and gender justice. She is the author and editor of many influential books, including "Making Peace with the Earth, Earth Democracy, Soil Not Oil, Stolen Harvest, Water Wars, "and" Globalization s New Wars." Dr. Shiva is the recipient of more than twenty international awards, among them the Right Livelihood Award (1993); the John Lennon-Yoko Ono Grant for Peace (2008); The Sydney Peace Prize (2010); and the Calgary Peace Prize (Canada, 2011). In addition, she is a board member of the World Future Council and one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (whose other members include Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, and Jeremy Rifkin). She travels frequently to speak at conferences around the world."
"Vandana Shiva is one of the world's most prominent radical
scientists. In Staying Alive she defines the links between
ecological crises, colonialism, and the oppression of women. It is
a scholarly and polemical plea for the rediscovery of the 'feminine
principle' in human interaction with the natural world, not as a
gender-based quality, rather an organizing principle, a way of
seeing the world."
"Extraordinary in the ease of its global and historical scopes and the clarity of its arguments."
--Women's Review of Books
"Laced with references to Hindu deities, hard-nosed research
into Indian land use and bold attacks on Western science ...
Staying Alive ... has the 'go' of a big personality behind
--The Observer "Shiva ... has devoted her life to fighting for the rights of the ordinary people of India.... Her fierce intellect and her disarmingly friendly, accessible manner have made her a valuable advocate for people all over the developing world."
--Ms. magazine "A leading thinker who has eloquently blended her views on the environment, agriculture, spirituality, and women's rights into a powerful philosophy."
--Utne Reader "Shiva is burst of creative energy, an intellectual power."