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India’s Sanitation Problem: A Disconnection From Ancient Indian Knowledge — A Talk By Sahana Singh

Polluted rivers, drains choked with garbage, and open defecation in today’s India are a far cry from the wisdom that was embedded in ancient India. Sahana Singh makes the case that the sanitation problems being faced in India today stem from a disconnect with old traditions and knowledge. Ancient Sanskrit texts encoded the principles, which could easily have been used to extract global best practices needed for healthy ecosystems in our planet. It is time to apply the Indic lenses to tackling the challenges of poor sanitation.

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