Book uses fictional story to tell about life in rainforests of Western Ghats

Updated: Feb 10 2024 4:33PM

New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI) A new book set in the dense rainforest of Agumbe in Karnataka uses a fictional story to reflect the complexities surrounding countless changes in ancient ecologies due to rapid development, and the diverse aspirations of new generations at a time of environmental crisis.

Written and illustrated by Malvika Tewari and edited by Deepta Sateesh, "Malekaadina Kathegalu" also records the rich diversity of other-than-human beings, and material and atmospheric changes across time.

Published by Manipal University Press, the book narrates the journey of a young girl Nitya who travels to the small village with her conservationist father.