Soul of the Nilgiris
Soul of the Nilgiris is a labour of love and an ode to the magic mountain light. It is 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 this millennia-old mountain land and her centuries-old inhabitants.
A a journey into the Blue Mountains situated in the Western Ghat region of southern India, the book traverses the cultural, ecological, colonial and the now drastically altered landscape of this mountain land, 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.
All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Kotagiri-based Keystone Foundation for the welfare of the indigenous communities in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve