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Harini Nagendra’s book on trees in India “improves public awareness”

27.08.2019 16:50

Branco Weiss Alumna Harini Nagendra’s new book “Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities” (co-authored with Seema Mundoli) has received excellent response from the public, going into a reprint only 45 days after its publication in May 2019. Among the extensive press coverage are featured articles in titles like Forbes India and the Indian Express, a major Indian newspaper. Additionally, the title will be released as an audiobook as well.

From the tree planted by Sarojini Naidu at Dehradun’s clock tower to those planted by Sher Shah Suri and Jahangir on Grand Trunk Road, trees in India have served, above all, as memory keepers. Drawing on extensive research, Cities and Canopies is a book about both the specific and the general aspects of these gentle life-giving creatures.

The Forbes article quotes Raghavendra Gadagkar, professor at the Indian Institute of Science, giving the authors credit for being able to take rigorous scientific work to the common man: Scientists, ecologists and experts usually work on esoteric subjects, like forests or rare species. Harini and Seema are presenting studies that are much more important to the common man, in a manner that improves public awareness and understanding.”


Read the article in Forbes India

Read the article in the Indian Express

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