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Indian Rose

Author Name: Narendra K. Dadlani | Format: Paperback | Genre : Outdoors & Nature | Other Details

‘THE INDIAN ROSE’ by Narendra K. Dadlani, is the first complete book that describes the beauty of Indian roses. It is structured to provide a comprehensive account of the evolution of rose breeding in India, including its objectives, choice of parents used, criteria for naming the varieties, their salient features such as size, shape, color and fragrance along with promotion of the varieties. It presents the work of more than seventy eminent rose breeders, spanning over a period of nearly sixty years, and contains descriptions of nearly 1400 Indian-bred rose varieties, as also a separate account of the famous soil-less pot culture of the roses of Bengal. The book is attractively designed and richly illustrated with pictures of more than a hundred fine rose varieties of India.

“This is going to be a valuable publication, since for the first time, it will present a comprehensive account of the development of modern roses in India, along with large number of pictures of rose varieties bred in the country.” (Dr. M. S. Swaminathan)

“I would like to warmly congratulate the author of this magnificent and colorful publication with special reference to history and evolution of the rose, which will certainly find its way to promote the Indian rose fraternity and passion for the rose around the world.” (Ms. Henrianne de Briey, President, the World Federation of Rose Societies)

“This book, I consider as a reward to the Indian breeders, who have been working relentlessly to bring out new strains and varieties, which are no less than their counterparts around the world.” (Mr. Ahmed Alam Khan, President Emeritus, The Indian Rose Federation)

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Narendra K. Dadlani

An international expert in horticulture, with four decades of professional experience in research and development, Dr. Narendra K. Dadlani worked as a rose scientist at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi for two decades, as the Director of Horticulture, Government of India, and as a UN International Expert on horticulture and floriculture, for a number of countries in South and Southeast Asia. Dr. Dadlani is a member of the Indian Rose Federation and Rose Society of India. He has written extensively on and about roses in rose and floriculture related magazines as well as spoken at many national and international forums on culture, improvement and promotion of roses.