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Baobab Diaries Exploring Baobab Trees of Western India

Author Name: Leena Sagar | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Outdoors & Nature | Other Details

‘Baobab Diaries: Exploring Baobab Trees of Western India’ is a photo book cum travelogue about the iconic African baobab trees (Adansonia digitata) which are also found in India. With a lifespan of more than a thousand years and trunk girths of up to 25 metres, these are truly gigantic and enigmatic trees!!

Fascinated by a chance sighting in late 2018 of one such huge baobab tree in Mumbai, the author—who is neither a botanist nor a photographer—set off with a camera on an exciting journey of exploring nearly 200 of these trees across Western India. The author chronicles these amazing trees in and around Mumbai and parts of Gujarat, many of them hitherto unknown, in an easy-to-read diary-style narrative. 

Come and get enchanted by this incredible living heritage which is also identified as the legendary Kalpavriksha in some places! Enjoy the trail of baobab trees, stunning photos, facts, folklore and more and learn about the benefits of this ‘Tree of Life’. 

Written to spread awareness about these rare and little-known trees, the book also touches upon their vulnerability and the urgent need to save these dwindling treasures.

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Leena Sagar

Leena Sagar is a professionally qualified Chartered Accountant and  CFA charter holder. She has worked earlier in India and abroad in several areas of finance and investment banking. A keen observer and a student of nature since childhood, Leena has become fascinated by flowers and flowering trees over the last two decades. After having seen the iconic African baobab tree first in late 2018, the gigantic trees became her passion, inspiring her to explore their presence in Mumbai, Gujarat, and other parts of Western India. This gorgeous book which details her adventure has been written to help spread awareness about baobab trees and to serve as an enjoyable learning experience for readers. 



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