Marginlands: Indian Landscapes on the Brink – Winner of the 2024 Publishing Next Industry Awards Printed Book of the Year (English)

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Marginlands: Indian Landscapes on the Brink – Winner of the 2024 Publishing Next Industry Awards Printed Book of the Year (English)

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picador India (16 February 2024)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 8119300335
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-8119300334
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 260 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.8 x 2.7 x 21.6 cm

Winner of the 2023 Publishing Next Industry Awards Printed Book of the Year (English)

Shortlisted for the 2023 Tata Literature Live! First Book Award

Longlisted for the 2023 Atta Galatta Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize

Longlisted for the 2024 Women AutHer Awards Best Debut Author (Nonfiction)

‘A tour de force’ – Robert Macfarlane

‘Some of the best environmental writing I have read’ – Amitav Ghosh

‘Brilliant and evocative’ – Pradip Krishen

‘Luminously written’ – Paul Salopek

‘A book for the ages’ – Ed Kashi

AN ENVIRONMENTALIST’S JOURNEY THROUGH INDIA’S PRECIOUS YET VULNERABLE LANDSCAPES.

In the boundless Thar, deemed a ‘wasteland’ by the authorities, miners bulldoze sand dunes guarding life-sustaining water. The Gangetic dolphin, once a thriving apex predator, struggles for survival as its riverine habitat is fragmented by dams and roiled by incessant shipping. Deep in the mangrove forests of the Sunderban, tigers prey on desperate crab-catchers. Encroachments on the Mumbai coastline unleash cataclysmic floods. Along the eroding beaches of Kerala, fishers live in fear of the sea swallowing them whole. As the spectre of climate change compounds these natural and human-induced disasters, India’s most endangered landscapes are pushed to the precipice of destruction.

Arati Kumar-Rao journeys to these marginlands, listening intently to their inhabitants, paying close attention to each fissure, fold and ripple, as she documents the misguided decisions, wilfully ignored warnings and disregarded evidence that have brought us almost to a point of no return. But the land is still rich in ancient wisdom, and its cracks hold lessons that may yet aid us in undoing centuries of slow violence – so long as one is willing to attune their senses.

Combining enthralling nature writing and journalism with immersive art and photography, Marginlands is an urgent, vital work by a passionate chronicler of our environment.

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