Ashish Kothari is founder-member of Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh. Ashish has taught at the Indian Institute of Public Administration. He coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan process, has served on Greenpeace’s International and India Boards, and been on the steering committee of commissions of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He was a member of the Government of India Committee on Implementation of the Forest Rights Act. He has been active in civil society movements relating to destructive development, conservation, and natural resource rights. Ashish is the author or editor (singly or jointly with others) of over 30 books; the latest, Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India with Aseem Shrivastava, exposes the devastating impacts of economic globalisation and presents an alternative framework for human well-being.