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My Native Land: Essays on Nature

M Krishnan (Author) S. Theodore Baskaran (Editor) A Rangarajan (Editor)

My Native Land: Essays on Nature is a compilation of articles and photographs of the well-known naturalist, writer and photographer, M. Krishnan (1912-1996). Krishnan was an early ecological seer who saw the inextricable connectivity between nature and cultural or national identity. He was active at a time when environmental concern was not on the agenda of the Government or Civil Society. An outstanding field biologist, he prepared plans for some wildlife sanctuaries and was on the Indian Board of Wildlife and the Project Tiger Committee. Through his elegant prose, he could make the forest and countryside come alive. His work spanned six decades, with the distinction of having run the longest nature column in the history of Indian press—“My Country Notebook” in The Statesman, for forty-six years without a break, until his death. A recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru fellowship and Padma Shri, he left his mark in the field of wildlife photography, of which he was a forerunner in our country. In this compilation, Krishnan takes us through the wonders of the natural world in his inimitable style.

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About the author

S. Theodore Baskaran

Sundararaj Theodore Baskaran was bom in Dharapuram, Tamil Nadu. After his masters degree in History he worked for a while at Tamil Nadu Archives and later entered the Indian Postal Service. A recipient of fellowships from the Tamil Nadu Council of Historical Research and Department of Culture, Government of India, he has written extensively on Tamil cinema, wildlife and conservation in academic journals and leading magazines and presented papers at several international conferences on media and popular culture. He is the author of The Message Bearers: Nationalist Politics and the Entertainment Media in South India 1880-1945 (Cre-A, 1981), a standard reference work on the early history of South Indian cinema and popular theatre. Baskaran was a consultant for Encyclopaedia on Indian Cinema (OUP, 1994). He served as a jury in the National Film awards 2003. His book History Through the Lens: Perspectives on South Indian Cinema (Orient Blackswan) came out in 2009.

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Title My Native Land: Essays on Nature
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Indus Source Books
Language: English
isbn 9789385509520
length xv+245p., 28 Unnumbered Pages of Plates., Illustrations., (Black and White); 22cm.