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Imagine, an institute of technology placed amidst flora and fauna that makes "a word of lusness and greeness"! A scholar recounts his experience in the idyllic atmosphere:"The deer stag stood there, his splendid head with its three-tined antlers raised... I saw something swimming towards the bank. It came closer and closer... Now I could see it was a snake and it was heading towards me...!" Put to test, a black buck outdistanced him in no time, turning back as if to enquire why he had given up so easily!

The apprehension expressed above for the future state of affaurs containing a warning. Will it be heeded?

**Contents and Sample Pages**

Foreword

I wonder of it’s true that living. in a city makes zombies of us all...

I have a sense that only a very tiny proportion of young people nowadays who grow up in cities have minds and hearts that are open to receiving the blessings that nature bestows on us.

Ask a young lad from a village almost anywhere in rural India about the trees and plants around him and he will come up with all their names and stories about them, to boot. You’d be lucky if your average city lad knows more than five tree names in all.

Is it really a ‘city-thing’—about living cut off from nature—or a cultural thing, something about the way we are brought up? I’m not sure. But what I do know is that when [| try and think of moments in my youth when things seemed absolutely perfect, when everything felt just ‘right’, it is always a memory of being in pristine wilderness, of being surrounded by bird calls, of owls hooting at dusk, or elephants trumpeting their challenge to another herd across a vast expanse of jungle. Or the urgent honking of a sambhar announcing the presence of a tiger.

It seems so appropriate to reprint Sathasivam’s little memoir of Chennai’s City Forest and this lively story about the joys of discovery by a group of young men living close to an urban wilderness. I hope this book will be an inspiration and manual for young students all over the country.

**Contents and Sample Pages**

Preface

Madras (now Chennai) is perhaps the-only large city in the world to have a real forest within its limits. Once it was a group of small towns, and these were surrounded by dense jungle. Now most of the forest has disappeared and the small towns have fused together, leaving of the jungle only a well-wooded area in the southern part of the city. Most of the remaining untouched forest lies in the Guindy National Park, located between Raj Bhavan, the residence of the State Governor, and the Indian Institute of Technology.

I spent seven years at the Indian Institute of Technology. I found that much of the original vegetation still remained 25 years after it had been carved out of the large forest. Occupying more than 600 acres, it was an entirely different world from the din and bustle of the city outside. It was a world of lushness and greenness, with wild creatures lying next to man.

This text is based mainly on our experiences 1n the forests of IIT, where my friends and I learnt so much about wildlife and the way nature works.

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A Forest in the City

Item Code:
NAT538
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PAPERBACK
Edition:
2015
ISBN:
9788170115694
Language:
English
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8.50 X 5.50 inch
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80 (7 B/W Illustrations)
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About the Book

Imagine, an institute of technology placed amidst flora and fauna that makes "a word of lusness and greeness"! A scholar recounts his experience in the idyllic atmosphere:"The deer stag stood there, his splendid head with its three-tined antlers raised... I saw something swimming towards the bank. It came closer and closer... Now I could see it was a snake and it was heading towards me...!" Put to test, a black buck outdistanced him in no time, turning back as if to enquire why he had given up so easily!

The apprehension expressed above for the future state of affaurs containing a warning. Will it be heeded?

**Contents and Sample Pages**

Foreword

I wonder of it’s true that living. in a city makes zombies of us all...

I have a sense that only a very tiny proportion of young people nowadays who grow up in cities have minds and hearts that are open to receiving the blessings that nature bestows on us.

Ask a young lad from a village almost anywhere in rural India about the trees and plants around him and he will come up with all their names and stories about them, to boot. You’d be lucky if your average city lad knows more than five tree names in all.

Is it really a ‘city-thing’—about living cut off from nature—or a cultural thing, something about the way we are brought up? I’m not sure. But what I do know is that when [| try and think of moments in my youth when things seemed absolutely perfect, when everything felt just ‘right’, it is always a memory of being in pristine wilderness, of being surrounded by bird calls, of owls hooting at dusk, or elephants trumpeting their challenge to another herd across a vast expanse of jungle. Or the urgent honking of a sambhar announcing the presence of a tiger.

It seems so appropriate to reprint Sathasivam’s little memoir of Chennai’s City Forest and this lively story about the joys of discovery by a group of young men living close to an urban wilderness. I hope this book will be an inspiration and manual for young students all over the country.

**Contents and Sample Pages**

Preface

Madras (now Chennai) is perhaps the-only large city in the world to have a real forest within its limits. Once it was a group of small towns, and these were surrounded by dense jungle. Now most of the forest has disappeared and the small towns have fused together, leaving of the jungle only a well-wooded area in the southern part of the city. Most of the remaining untouched forest lies in the Guindy National Park, located between Raj Bhavan, the residence of the State Governor, and the Indian Institute of Technology.

I spent seven years at the Indian Institute of Technology. I found that much of the original vegetation still remained 25 years after it had been carved out of the large forest. Occupying more than 600 acres, it was an entirely different world from the din and bustle of the city outside. It was a world of lushness and greenness, with wild creatures lying next to man.

This text is based mainly on our experiences 1n the forests of IIT, where my friends and I learnt so much about wildlife and the way nature works.

**Contents and Sample Pages**





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