Ethnobotany of India: Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan, the first of a five-volume set, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in this southern area of India. The volume looks at the ethnic diversity, ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, ethnoveterinary medicine, and ethnic food of the region. 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.
Introduction. Ethnic Tribal Diversity of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region. Ethnobotany of Worldviews and Belief Systems of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region. Ethno-Ecology, -Taxonomy, and –Nomenclature of Plants of Ancient Tamils. Ethnic Plant Genetic Resources Diversity of Eastern Ghats and Deccan. Ethnic Food Plants and Ethnic Food Preparation in Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region. Ethnomedicinal Plants of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region. Ethnoveterinary Medicine of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region. Ethnobotany of Useful Plants in Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region. Conservation, Documentation, and Management of Ethnic Communities of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region and Their Plant Knowldege. Computer Applications in Ethnobotany. Ethnobotany, Ethnopharmacology, Bioprospecting,and Patenting. Index.
"Exhibits . . . deeply researched scholarship needed to potentially fill the role of a desk reference for this topic. Pullaiah et al. should be praised for their ambition. . . . Very nicely (and in great detail) convey(s) the unique and rich ethnobotanical milieu of Eastern Ghats and Deccan. . . . This volume excels where it needs to—it delivers loads of detailed and organized information on human-plant relationships of all kinds (including medicine, food, fibers, and other interfaces). . . Valuable ethnobotanical information."