Sustainable Development Challenges: Some Oriental Thoughts  The concern for ecology and development are at the crossroads. The post-enlightenment models of development posit on promoting one at the cost of the other and there by undermining the inter-dependence, inter-relatedness, intricateness, and inter-woveness between the two. The root of the problem lies in the rationality that came into prominence after the European Enlightenment of 17th century which constructed the “dichotomy between the object and the subject”. This has culminated into alienation of human f..