Soul of the Nilgiris: A Journey Through the Mountains
Ramya Reddy
  • year : 2018
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Created Over Nine Years, Soul Of The Nilgiris, Is A Labour Of Love And The Story Of A Place Told Through A Personal Tapestry Of Oral Narratives, Conversations, Writings And Over 300 Photographs, Drawn From The Creative Abundance Of A Millennia-Old Mountain Land And Her Centuries-Old Inhabitants. The Book Traverses the Cultural, Ecological, Colonial And The Now Drastically Altered Landscape Of The Blue Mountains Situated In The Western Ghat Region Of Southern India, While Attempting To Draw Attention To The Lives Of Its Indigenous People And The Synergistic Way In Which They Were Attuned To The Natural World. Their Lifestyles Were (Still Are) Based On A Respectful, Reciprocal Orientation And A Sacred Relationship With Their Land And There Is A Dire Need To Give Voice To The Relevance Of This Knowledge To The Times We Live In. The Book Thoughtfully Combines Prose, Photography, Design And Community Involvement- The Spine For Each One Of The Books Has Been Hand-Embroidered By The Toda Women Artisans Over Two Years. All Profits From This Book Will Be Donated To Keystone Foundation, A Registered Not For Profit Trust Based In The Nilgiris.