It won’t hurt you. It’s just to kill plants. It’s called Agent Orange. It’s so the trees won’t give any shelter to the enemy. The Air Force has used it a lot, and it won’t bother humans.

- An American soldier in Vietnam (Marlantes 2010:117)

Introduction

For this paper, I shall be utilising Polly Higgin’s definition of ecocide, that is, “extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been severely diminished” (Lindgren 2018…

Saptarshi

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