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Ethnobotanical Studies in India

 
Sanjeev Kumar (Author)
Synopsis

The book has been designed to cover topics on Ethnobotany from various parts of our country. The book reflects various aspects of ethnoforestry, ethnotaxonomy, ethnoecology, ethnosilviculture, ethnomedicine etc. Wide range of source materials and studies in various chapters give glimpses of cross-sectional picture of interactions between man and plants. These also focus on the concepts, methodology and future direction of ethnobotanical study. The book provides glimpses of Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Knowledge (IK) being practiced in the field of medicine and other spheres of day to day life. There are thirty two chapters in this book covering topics on ethnobotany from Jammu and Kashmir to Tamilnadu, Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat and also those of from Andaman and Nicobar.

Contents: Preface. 1. Origin, growth and development of ethnobiology/ethnobotany, human culture and civilization/Pushpangadan P, Ijinu T.P. and George V. 2. Ethnobotany of Pachamalai Hills/M. Geetha Rani. 3. Grewia, a medicinally and economically important plant Genus: comparative profiling of some Grewia species/Nidhi Sharma, Kavi Gour and Vidya Patni. 4. Ethnobotany of Sal tree (Shorea Robusta Gaertn. F): An overview/Brij Lal. 5. Ethnomedicinal knowledge of plants used by local people in Jammu Province (India)/Meenakshi Chargotra, Suresh Chandra, Ram Vishwakarma. 6. Use of Calotropis Procera (AIT.) R. Br. In treatment of Eczema: A pilot study for validation of an ethnobotanical claim/Sheth Falguni, Parabia Minoo. 7. Ethnobotany: Its opportunity and application in present context/Kambaska Kumar Behera. 8. Ethnobotanical observations on Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, India/Harish Singh, G. Krishna and P.K. Baske. 9. Etrhnobotanical value of a sacred grove/Ram Kumar Bhakat. 10. Utilization and medicinal value of indigenous leafy vegetables consumed in Uttar Dinajpur District of West Bengal/Anjali Sharma. 11. Ethnobotanical studies in Jharkhand : A report on NTEP and their uses by tribals/Sanjeev Kumar. 12. Ethnomedicinal uses of flora by different tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands/Santosh Kumar Jha, Usha Singh. 13. Herbal remedies used by the tribal people of Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh for the treatment of joint diseases/Vijay V. Wagh and Ashok K. Jain. 14. Gnetum Gnemon Linnaeus – A rare wild edible species from Sonitpur district of Assam/Bipul Saikia, P. Rethy and P.R. Gajurel. 15. Promising wild mushrooms from Sikkim Himalaya with ethnomycological significance and potentialities/Kanad Das. 16. Survey of Indigenous medicinal plants of South Andaman/S. Jayakumar. 17. Studies on the status of ethnomedicinal importance of selected pteridophytic plant species of Paschim Medinpur district, West Bengal, India/Asim Mandal and Amal Kumar Mondal. 18. A Review of ethno-medicinal orchids in Sikkim Himalaya/D.K. Agrawala, C.S. Purohit and Kanad Das. 19. Ethno-medicinal plants used as Phytotherapeutic agents for curing various wounds in the hilly region of Paschim Medinpur District, West Bengal, India/Pijush Kanti Das and Amal Kumar Mondal. 20. Ethnobotany of pteridophytes in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh state/Shweta Singh and Rita Singh. 21. Ethno-medicinal plants of Balod District, Chhattisgarh, India/Khomenendra Kumar Sarwa, Mithun Rudrapal. 22. Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used for maternity care in Kangra and Hamirpur Districts of Himachal Pradesh/Neetu Sharma. 23. Ethno-botanical plants of Sikkim and their status – a review/Chandan Singh Purohit, D.K. Agrawala and Kanad Das. 24. Use of ethno colours in folk paintings of Jharkhand/Sanjeev Kumar. 25. Potent ethno-medicinal plants of Coastal Dune forests at West Bengal and adjacent Odisha: A New horizon for future prosperity/Tamal Chakraborty, Sanjukta Mondal (Parui), Amal Kumar Mondal. 26. Traditional uses of pteridophytes in Sikkim Himalayas/B.S. Kholia. 27. Indigenous knowledge of wild plant species of South Gujarat/Vikas Kumar and B.S. Desai. 28. Ethno-religious plants of Ropa Valley in cold deserts area of district Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh/Richa Puri and Geeta. 29. Diversity of ethnomedicinal plants used by the tribals of Koshi-Mithila Region of Bihar/Sanjib Kumar, Om Prakash Mandal and Jay Lakshmi. 30. Ethnomedicinal plants used in the treatment of various ailments by Bhilala tribe of Kishanpur-Khedi of Dhar District (M.P.)/Dinesh Jadhav and S. L. Muwel. 31. Bamboo for livelihood in India/S. Nautiyal and D.P. Nautiyal. 32. Folklore claims on medicinal plants used by Adi, Galo, Nishi and Tgain tribes of Arunachal Pradesh/Manish Kanwat, P. Suresh Kumar, M. Chargotra, B.L. Meena, Amar Singh and K.A. Meena.

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About the author

Sanjeev Kumar

The Author, Researcher himself, is working for the cause of providing Universal Elementary Education and Unviersal Literacy in NCT Delhi. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar is a Senior Lecturer in Planning and Management Unit of DIET (SCERT) in Delhi. He is presently working with UEE Mission, Directorate of Education, Delhi as Programme Manager. The Author is awarded with best coordinator award for implementing literacy campaign in Central District by Govt. of Delhi in 1996 and in 1997 by National Literacy Mission. He is also awarded with Dr. Radha Krishnan Memorial National Teachers Award 2002 for his outstanding contribution in the field of Education. He is awarded Ph.D. in Education and has also done Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration, Adult and continuing Education and Guidance and Counselling. He had also worked for implementing Total Literacy Campaign launched by Delhi Govt. in 1995 to 1998 and motivated large number of illiterate people to become literate and identified thousands of volunteers who had worked for Literacy Campaign.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ethnobotanical Studies in India
Author Sanjeev Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.06.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Deep Publications
Language: English
isbn 9789380702063
length 353p., Illustrations; Chiefly Colour; Maps; 25cm.