Sahyadris – India’s Western Ghats

“Sahyadris is a brilliant merger of the seriousness of science with the beauty of art and is a compelling portrayal of one of our planet’s biologically wealthiest and most threatened regions.”
– Cristina Mittermeier, Executive Director – International league of Conservation Photographers

“No one can look at the book and not be entranced and emotionally connected. The combination of photography and text is superb and truly conveys the great diversity of life in both reality and spirit.”
– George Schaller, Director for Science, Wildlife Conservation Society

This glorious volume on the Sahyadris is the most beautifully illustrated book of its kind that I have ever seen!”
– Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical gardens, St. Louis Missouri

“This exquisite book brings alive the mountains and the forests of the Western Ghats and draws us into the miracle of life.”
– Rohini Nilekani Chairperson, Arghyam Foundation – Bangalore, India



This book takes you on a visual journey through the Malabar Coast of southern India, along the Arabian Sea, where lies a range of mountains known as the Western Ghats, or Sahyadris. Far more ancient than the larger and better-known Himalayas to the north, the Sahyadris harbour the most intact rainforests in peninsular India. Countless species of plants and animals live here, many of which are found nowhere else on earth, and countless of which are still being discovered. Matching this incredible biological richness is the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Western Ghats.

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