Book Launch of Cities & Canopies


Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities is by Harini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli.

Grounded in a foundation of extensive research, the book provides a fascinating journey through trees in Indian cities, exploring science, history, culture and imaginations around trees. Native and imported, sacred and ordinary, culinary and floral, favourites of various kings and commoners over the centuries, trees are the most visible signs of nature in cities, fundamentally shaping their identities. 

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, nature’s own museums.