Guiding the reader on a tour of the sights and sounds of an emerging city struggling to shake off colonialism and wrestling with the formation of its own budding identity, Narayanas beguiling book offers descriptions of Mumbaias daily life, its people and its institutions: the parts of the whole that come together to create this diverse and vivacious place. This valuable text is a rare and enthralling glimpse into a fascinating period and place otherwise lost to time.For each plant, he covers its nutritive aspects, the importance of the plant in the local diet and culture, the mode of cultivation ... but this plan was not perhaps acted upon.33 Vrikshavarnan is structured as a popular book on trees, both Indian and foreign, ... However, both these books now seem to be lost from the tradition of Marathi literature on natural history and there is ... His essays on bee- hives and nests of crows can well be compared with Thoreaua#39;s classic essay on wild apples.
|Title||:||Govind Narayan's Mumbai|
|Author||:||Govinda Nārāyaṇa Māḍagã̄vakara|
|Publisher||:||Anthem Press - 2009-01-01|