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by BBC World Service
The History Hour

Chipko: India’s tree-hugging women


The story of the famed 1970s Indian conservation movement. Plus we speak to Professor Vinita Damodaran about the history of Indian environmentalism. Also Patti Boulaye on escaping the Biafran war, we hear from Dorothy Butler Gilliam - an African American news pioneer, why Afghanistan's first private radio station helped change a generation, and memories of a taboo-breaking gay support group in 1990s India.

(Photo by Bhawan Singh/The The India Today Group via Getty Images)



by BBC World Service