Sunita Narain is a writer and environmentalist who uses knowledge for change. She is currently the Director General of Centre for Science and Environment and the Editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth. She has been in public life for the past 30 years. She asserts that the poor must be put at the core of the sustainable development agenda. In her writings and advocacy, she has championed the environmentalism of the poor. Narain's latest book is an environmentalist's reflections, reactions and arguments on contemporary issues related to the environment and development. It carries essays that stem from her own experience in forests, farms and factories, besides the numerous debates she has been part of during her 30 years in public life. Every piece of writing featured here represents various threads of public discourse that have haunted the world on its relationship with nature.