I've been visiting, exploring and getting wonderfully lost in the Western Ghats of southern India for most of my life. This has contributed to my ongoing interest in the area's ecology, landscape, cultures, history and geography. As I've worked on magazine articles, my own blog posts, exhibitions and book projects I have started to put together links of resources to use as reference points. This page will be an online repository of these links and should be of interest to anyone doing research on the area. For the ease of the reader I will separate these into types of publications, while otherwise using the MLA7 documentation style that we insist on at the Overseas School of Colombo.

Bunyan, Milind Sougatha Badhan and Shibu Jose. "The Shola (Tropical Montane Forest)-Grassland Ecosystem Mosaic of Peninsular India: A Review." American Journal of Plant Science. 3 1632-1639 (2012). Web.

Chabra, Tarun. “Balmy balsams” Frontline. (December 2006). Web.

Chabra, Tarun. “Restoring the Toda Landscapes of the Nilgiri Hills of South India.” Plant Talk. April 2006. Web.

Champion, H. G., and Seth, S. K. (1968). A Revised Survey of the Forest Types in India. Government of India Press, Nashik. Print.

Chandran, Subash M.D. “On the ecological history of the Western Ghats.” Current Science Vol.73,No.2. Print & Web. 25 July 1997.

Conservation International. Ecosystem Profile: Western Ghats & Sri Lanka. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. Web. 3 June 2008.

Dattatri, Shekar. "The Kudremukh Saga." Conservation India. 26 March 2010. Web.

Daniels, Ranjit. J. “Biodiversity of the Western Ghats - An Overview.” Wildlife Institute of India. Web (dead link).

Daniels, Ranjit. J and Jayshree Vencatesan. The Western Ghats: Biodiversity, People, Conservation. Rupa: New Delhi, 2008. Print.

Gadgil, Madhav and Ramachandra Guha. Ecology and Equity. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 1995. Print.

Gadgil, Madhav and Ramachandra Guha. This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press 1992. Print.

Hamilton, Douglas. A Record of Sport in Southern India. 1892. Print. (web link)

Islam, M. Zafar-ul & Asad R. Ramani. Important Bird Areas in India. Mumbai: Bombay Natural History Society, 2004. Print.

Lockwood, Ian. “Southern Sentinel: Trekking Agasthyamalai’s Sacred Slopes” Sanctuary Asia. February 2003. Print & Web.

Lockwood, Ian. “Sabarimala: The Journey is the Destination.” Frontline. 2-17 December 2006. Print & Web.

Lockwood, Ian. “The Next Big Thing” Sanctuary Asia. June 2006. Print & Web.

Lockwood, Ian. “The Palni Hills: On the Danger List.” Frontline. August 2003. Print & Web.

Nair, Satish Chandr. Southern Western Ghats: A Biodiversity Conservation Plan. New Delhi: INTACH, 1991. Print.

Pascal, J.P. Wet evergreen forests of the Western Ghats of India: Ecology, Structure, Floristic Composition and Succession. Pondicherry: Institut Francais de Pondicherry, 1988. Print.

Ramesh, B.R. and Rajan Gurukka. Forest Landscapes of the Southern Western Ghats, India Biodiversity, Human Ecology and Management Strategies. Pondicherry: Institut Francais de Pondicherry, 2007. Print.

Rangarajan, Mahesh, Ed. India’s Environmental History, Volume I, From Earliest times to the colonial era. Ranikhet, Black, 2011. Print.

Rangarajan, Mahesh, Ed. India’s Environmental History, Volume II: Colonialism, Modernity and the Nation. Ranikhet, Black, 2011. Print.

Sheth, H.C. “Plume-related regional pre-volcanic uplift in the Deccan Traps: Absence of evidence, evidence of absence.” MantlePlumes. August 2006. Web and PDF.

Thomas, S.M. and M.W. Palmer. "The montane grasslands of the Western Ghats, India: Community ecology and conservation." Community Ecology. 8 67-73, 2007. Web.

BBC. Land of the Tiger: Jungles.
Dattatri, Shekar. Monsoon: India's God of Life. 1999.
Dattatri, Shekar. SOS: Save Our Sholas. 2009.
Kadur, Sandesh: The Mountains of the Monsoon.


Conservation India. Web.

Conservation International. “Western Ghats & Sri Lanka.” Web.

India Biodiversity Portal. The Western Ghats Portal. Web.

Sahyadri: Western Ghats Environmental Information System. CES Indian Institute of Science. Web.

WWF India