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Date: June 10, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm

The Book titled, “Nature in the City” will be released by Ramchandra Guha and Girish Karnad at Alliance Francaise, PO 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore 560062

About the Book

Nature in the City examines the past, present, and future of nature in Bengaluru, one of India’s largest and fastest growing cities. Once known as the Garden City of India, Bengaluru’s tree-lined avenues, historic parks, and expansive water bodies have witnessed degradation and destruction in recent years. Yet nature still exhibits a remarkable tenacity. To demonstrate how nature looks, behaves, and is perceived differently in the home gardens, slums, streets, parks, sacred spaces, and lakes of Bengaluru, this book employs a broad historical focus, moving from early settlements in the 5th century CE to the 21st century city, and concludes by outlining a vision of a better future.

Nature in the city is shaped by human preferences and prejudices, as the book establishes. Of interest to local residents, visitors and outside readers alike, the book provides an accessible, informative, and interesting tour of the social spaces where nature thrives and strives in Bengaluru.

Click here to buy the book.

About the Author

Harini Nagendra is Professor of Sustainability at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India.

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