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Ethnobotany of India: 5 volume series

Ethnobotany of India, 5-volume set
Editors: T. Pullaiah, PhD
K. V. Krishnamurthy, PhD
Bir Bahadur, PhD

Ethnobotany of India, 5-volume set

In production
Pub Date: August 2017
Hardback Price: $800.00 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886000
E-Book ISBN: 9781315186627
Pages: Approx 2242 w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Ethnobotany of India: 5 volume series
Notes: 106 color and 134 b/w illustrations


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This new 5-volume set, Ethnobotany of India, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in India, focusing on the regional plants and their medicinal properties and uses. Each volume focuses on a different significant region of India, including
Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Deccan
Volume 2: Western Ghats and West Coast of Peninsular India
Volume 3: North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Volume 4: Western and Central Himalaya
Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India

With chapters written by experts in the field, the book provides comprehensive information on the tribals (the indigenous populations of the region) and knowledge on plants that grow around them. Each volume includes an introductory chapter with an overview of the region and then goes on to cover

  • ethnic diversity and culture of the ethnic tribes
  • plants used for healing and medical purposes for humans and animals
  • ethnic food plants and ethnic food preparation
  • specific information on the ethnomedicinal plants, the parts used, and the diseases cured
  • other uses of plants by the ethnic tribes, such as for fiber, dyes, flavor, and recreation
  • conservation, documentation, and management efforts of the ethnic communities and their plant knowledge
The books include the details of the plants used, their scientific names, the parts used, and how the plants are used, providing the what, how, and why of plant usage. The volumes are well illustrated with over 100 color and 130 b/w illustrations.

Together, the five volumes in the Ethnobotany of India series bring together the available ethnobotanical knowledge of India in one place. India is one of the most important regions of the old world, and its ancient and culturally rich and diverse knowledge of ethnobotany will be valuable to many in the fields of botany and plant sciences, pharmacognosy and pharmacology, nutraceuticals, and others. The books also consider the threat to plant biodiversity imposed by environmental degradation, which impacts cultural diversity.

Key features:
  • covers five major geographical areas of India that are important for their ethnobotanical contributions
  • provides valuable information on the ethnic diversity and culture of the ethnic tribes
  • details the plants of each region used for healing and medical purposes for humans and animals
  • provides specific information on the ethnomedicinal plants, the parts used, and the diseases cured
  • discusses other uses of plants by the ethnic tribes, such as for fiber, dyes, flavor, and recreation
  • reviews conservation, documentation, and management efforts of the ethnic communities and their plant knowledge

CONTENTS:
Ethnobotany of India: Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Deccan
Preface
1. Introduction
K. V. Krishnamurthy, T. Pullaiah, and Bir Bahadur

2. Ethnic Tribal Diversity of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region
Bir Bahadur, Razia Sultana, K. V. Krishnamurthy, and S. John Adams

3. Ethnobotany of Worldviews and Belief Systems of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region
K. V. Krishnamurthy

4. Ethno-Ecology, Taxonomy, and Nomenclature of Plants of Ancient Tamils
K. V. Krishnamurthy and S. John Adams

5. Ethnic Plant Genetic Resources Diversity of Eastern Ghats and Deccan
S. R. Pandravada, N. Sivaraj, and V. Kamala

6. Ethnic Food Plants and Ethnic Food Preparation in Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region
B. Sadasivaiah and T. Pullaiah

7. Ethnomedicinal Plants of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region
S. Karuppusamy and T. Pullaiah

8. Ethnoveterinary Medicine of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region
M. Hari Babu, J. Koteswara Rao, and T. V. V. Seetha Rami Reddi

9. Ethnobotany of Useful Plants in Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region
M. Chandrasekhara Reddy, K. Sri Rama Murthy, S. Sandhya Rani, and T. Pullaiah

10. Conservation, Documentation, and Management of Ethnic Communities of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region and Their Plant Knowledge
K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur, Razia Sultana, and S. John Adams

11. Computer Applications in Ethnobotany
Ashish Kumar Pal and Bir Bahadur

12. Ethnobotany, Ethnopharmacology, Bioprospecting,and Patenting
P. Puspangadan, V. George, and T.P. Ijinu
Index

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 2: Western Ghats and West Coast of Peninsular India
Preface
1. Introduction
K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur, and T. Pullaiah

2. Ethnic Diversity
K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur, and S. John Adams

3. The Influence of Trade, Religion, and Policy on Ethnic Diversity and Ethnobotany of the Western Peninsular India
K. V. Krishnamurthy

4. European Contributions to the Ethnobotany of Western Peninsular India during the 16th to 18th Centuries
K. V. Krishnamurthy and T. Pullaiah

5. Listening to a Fairy Tale on a Moonlit Night….: Some Reflections on the Human Affinities with Plants in the Worldviews of Indigenous Communities along the Western Ghats of Karnataka
B. S. Somashekhar

6. Ethnobotanicals of Western Ghats
S. Noorunnisa Begum, K. Ravikumar, and D. K. Ved

7. Contemporary Relevance of Ethno-Veterinary Practices and a Review of Ethnoveterinary Medicinal Plants of Western Ghats
M. N. B. Nair and N. Punniamurthy

8. Medicinal Flora and Related Traditional Knowledge of Western Ghats: A Potential Source for Community Based Malaria Management through Endogenous Approach
B. N. Prakash, P. M. Unnikrishnan, and G. Hariramamurthi

9. Plant-Based Ethnic Knowledge of Food and Nutrition in the Western Ghats
Kandikere R. Sridhar and Namera C. Karun

10. Useful Plants of Western Ghats
S. Karuppusamy and T. Pullaiah

11. Ethnobotany of Mangroves with Particular Reference to West Coast of Peninsular India
T. Pullaiah, Bir Bahadur, and K. V. Krishnamurthy

12. Sacred Groves of Western Ghats: An Ethnobased Biodiversity Conservation Strategy
K. V. Krishnamurthy and S. John Adams

13. Ethnobryology of India
Afroz Alam
Index

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 3: North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Preface
1. Introduction
T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, and Bir Bahadur

2. Ethnic Diversity of North-East India

Shuvasish Choudhury, Bir Bahadur, K. V. Krishnamurthy, and S. John Adams

3. Ethnoagriculture in North East India: Pros, Cons, and Eco-Sustainable Model
Prabhat Kumar Rai

4. Ethnic Food Plants and Ethnic Food Preparation of North-East India
Robindra Teron

5. Ethnomedicinal Plants of North-East India
Suvashish Choudhury, Bir Bahadur, and T. Pullaiah

6. Ethnobotany of Other Useful Plants in North-East India:An Indo-Burma Hot Spot Region
Prabhat Kumar Rai

7. Ethnoveterinary Practices in Northeast India and Andamans
Bipul Saikia

8. Ethnobotany of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
T. Pullaiah, Bir Bahadur and K. V. Krishnamurthy, S. John Adams, and Robindra Teron

9. Documentation and Exchange of Ethnobotanical Knowledge
C. L. Ringmichon and Bindu Gopalakrishnan

10. Quantitative Ethnobotany: Its Importance in Bioprospecting and Conservation of Phytoresources
Chowdhury Habibur Rahaman

11. Ethnobotany of Turmeric and Its Medicinal Importance
Sujatha Samala and Ciddi Veeresham

12. Traditional Use of Herbal Plants for the Treatment of Diabetes in India
G. Revathi, S. Elavarasi, K. Saravanan, and Bir Bahadur

13. Ethnobotany of Oral and Dental Problems in India
K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur, S. John Adams, and Gautam Srivastava
Index

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 4: Western and Central Himalaya
Preface
Introduction
1. Ethnic Diversity in Central and Western Himalaya
Mamta Sharma and S.K.Sood

2. Ethnic Food Plants and Ethnic Food Preparation in Western and Central Himalaya
Basant Ballabh and T. Pullaiah

3. Ethnomedicinal Plants of Subalpine and Alpine Region of Uttarakhand Himalaya
Harsh Singh and Veena Dixit

4. Ethnomedicinal Plants of Western and Central Himalaya
Basant Ballabh, O. P. Chaurasia, P. C. Pande, and T. Pullaiah

5. Ashtavarga Plants-A Review
S. John Adams, T. Senthil Kumar, G. Muthuraman, and Anju Majeed

6. A Reconnaissance of Ethnic Psychedelic Plants of Western Himalaya and Their Possible Identity to Soma
K.V. Krishnamurthy and Bir Bahadur

7. Ethnoveterinary Medicinal Plants of Western and Central Himalaya
T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur, and John Adams

8. Ethnobotany of Useful Plant Species in North Western Himalaya, India
A. Rajasekaran, Joginder Singh, S. P. Subramani and Shalu Devi

9. Ethno- Conservation Practices in North Western Himalaya, India
A. Rajasekaran, Vaneet Jishtu, Yogesh Gokhale, Nazir A. Pala, and Jagdish Singh

10. The Sacred Natural Sites, the Social Taboo System and the Scope of Developing Some of the Sites as Biodiversity Heritage Sites, Uttarakhand, Central Himalaya
Chandra Singh Negi

Index

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India
Preface
1. Introduction
K. V. Krishnamurthy, T. Pullaiah, Bir Bahadur, and S. John Adams

2. Ethnic Diversity of the Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India
R. L. S. Sikarwar

3. Ethnobotany of Indus Valley Civilization
K. V. Krishnamurthy and Bir Bahadur

4. Ethnic Food Plants of the Indo-Gangetic Plain and Central India
Sudip Ray

5. Ethnomedicinal Plants of the Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India
Chowdhury H. Rahaman , Suman K. Mandal, and T. Pullaiah

6. An Overview of Ethnoveterinary Medicines of the Indo-Gangetic Region
R. L. S. Sikarwar

7. Trade in Indian Medicinal Plants
D. K. Ved, S. Noorunnisa Begum, and K. Ravi Kumar

8. Ethnobotany of Useful Plants in the Indo-Gangetic Plain and Central India
Vijay V. Wach

9. A Review on Ethnobotany of Hepatoprotective Plants of India
Maddi Ramaiah

10. Ethnomedicine for Skin Diseases in India
J. Koteswara Rao, J. Suneetha, R. Ratna Manjula, and T. V. V. Seetharami Reddi

11. Ethnobotany of Plant Contraceptives
Baljot Kaur

12. Ethnobotany of Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica A. Juss): A Review
K. Sri Rama Murthy, T. Pullaiah, Bir Bahadur, and K. V. Krishnamurthy

13. Ethnogenomics of Some of Traditionally Used Plants: An Emerging Discipline of Biology
Bir Bahadur, Gorti Bala Pratyusha, and E. Chamundeswari

14. Ethnobotany Post-Genomic Horizons and Mulitidisciplinary Approaches for Herbal Medicine Exploration: An Overview
Manickam Tamil Selvi and Ankanagari Srinivas

15. Indian Ethnobotany: Present Status and Future Prospect
Chowdhury Habibur Rahaman

Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: T. Pullaiah, PhD
Former Professor, Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Andhra Pradesh, India

T. Pullaiah, PhD, is a former Professor at the Department of Botany at Sri Krishnadevaraya University in Andhra Pradesh, India, where he has taught for more than 35 years. He has held several positions at the university, including Dean, Faculty of Biosciences, Head of the Department of Botany, Head of the Department of Biotechnology, and Member Academic Senate. He was President of the Indian Botanical Society (2014), President of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (2013), and Fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences. He was awarded the Panchanan Maheswari Gold Medal, the Dr. G. Panigrahi Memorial Lecture Award of the Indian Botanical Society, the Prof. Y. D. Tyagi Gold Medal of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, and a Best Teacher Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Under his guidance 53 students obtained their doctoral degrees. He has authored 45 books, edited 15 books, and published over 300 research papers, including reviews and book chapters. His books include Flora of Eastern Ghats (4 volumes), Flora of Andhra Pradesh (5 volumes), Flora of Telangana (3 volumes), Encyclopedia of World Medicinal Plants (5 volumes), and Encyclopedia of Herbal Antioxidants (3 volumes). He was also a member of Species Survival Commission of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Professor Pullaiah received his PhD from Andhra University, India, attended Moscow State University, Russia, and worked as postdoctoral Fellow during 1976-78.

K. V. Krishnamurthy, PhD
Former Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, India; Consultant, R & D, Sami Labs Ltd, Bangalore, India

K. V. Krishnamurthy, PhD, is a former Professor and Head of Department, Plant Sciences at Bharathidasan University in Tiruchirappalli, India, and is at present an adjunct faculty at the Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Bangalore. He has over 48 years of teaching and research experience, and his major research areas include plant morphology and morphogenesis, biodiversity, floristic and reproductive ecology, and cytochemistry. He has published more than 170 research papers and 21 books, operated 16 major research projects funded by various agencies, and guided 32 PhD and more than 50 MPhil scholars. His important books include Methods in Cell Wall Cytochemistry (CRC Press, USA), Textbook of Biodiversity (Science Publishers, USA), and From Flower to Fruit (Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi). He has won several awards and honors that include the Hira Lal Chakravarthy Award (1984) from the Indian Science Congress; Fulbright Visiting Professorship at the University of Colorado, USA (1993); Best Environmental Scientist Award of Tamil Nadu state (1998); the V. V. Sivarajan Award of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (1998); and the Prof. V. Puri Award from the Indian Botanical Society (2006). He is a fellow of the Linnaean Society, London; National Academy of Sciences, India; and Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy. He obtained his PhD degree from Madras University, India, and has taught many undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil, and PhD students.

Bir Bahadur, PhD
Former Professor, Department of Botany, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telangana, India

Bir Bahadur, PhD, was Chairman and Head of the Department, and Dean of the Faculty of Science at Kakatiya University in Warangal, India, and has also taught at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. During his long academic career, he was honored with the Best Teacher Award by Andhra Pradesh State Government for mentoring thousands of graduates and postgraduate students, including 30 PhDs, most of whom went onto occupy high positions at various universities and research organizations in India and abroad. Dr. Bahadur has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Vishwambhar Puri Medal from the Indian Botanical Society for his research contributions in various aspects of plant Sciences. He has published over 200 research papers and reviews and has authored or edited dozen books, including Plant Biology and Biotechnology and Jatropha, Challenges for New Energy Crop, both published in two volumes each by Springer Publishers. Dr. Bahadur is listed as an Eminent Botanist of India, the Bharath Jyoti Award, New Delhi, for his sustained academic and research career at New Delhi and elsewhere. Long active in his field, he is a member of over dozen professional bodies in India and abroad, including Fellow of the Linnean Society (London); Chartered Biologist Fellow of the Institute of Biology (London); Member of the New York Academy of Sciences; and a Royal Society Bursar. He was also honored with an Honorary Fellowship of Birmingham University (UK). Presently he is an Independent Director of Sri Biotech Laboratories India LTD, Hyderabad, India.




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