Selected Bibliography on the Useful Plants and Agriculture
of India, Version 1.0
by Steve Diver (email@example.com)
Selected Bibliography on the Useful Plants and Agriculture of India is a compilation of books purchased, or noted down in a journal, during the authorís 2-month journey to India between December 1996 and February 1997. Locations the author visited include: New Delhi, Ananda Pattanam Ashram/Master Unit near Thano in the District of Dehra Dun, Calcutta, Ananda Nagar Ashram/Master Unit in Purulia District of West Bengal, Asha Vihar in Bihar, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, rural villages in Gujarat, Bombay, and Pune.
Information is a critical link to technical assistance, networking, and funding opportunites. It is hoped this bibliography will enhance the ability of farm advisors, permaculture teachers, and rural community organizors to access vital literature and resources in their effort to assist Indian farmers design, or re-discover, sustainable farming systems.
Version 1.0 is lacking a number of periodicals and resources noted in a misplaced journal. Further, one box of books containing titles on ayurveda and farming is still sitting in India, quite probably eaten away by mold and neglect. The list is unique because each item was reviewed and determined to be noteworthy by the author. Titles were purchased or noted down in swift visits to bookstores, libraries, and nonprofit organizational resource centers in Bombay, Pune, New Delhi, and Calcutta between visits to rural villages, ashrams, and farming projects.
A companion piece to this bibliography, "Farming the Future: P.R. Sarkarís Unique Contributions to Agriculture", published in Transcending Boundaries: Prabhat Ranjain Sarkar's Theories of Individual & Social Transformation, (Gurukula Press, Maleny, Australia, 1999), can be read online at:http://ncatark.uark.edu/~steved/sarkar-ag.htmlMuch of the authorís interest in the useful plants and agriculture of India stem from his 1976-onwards association with Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha, an international socio-spiritual organization based in West Bengal, and its numerous farming and gardening and rural revitalization projects, which are explained in greater detail in the aforementioned essay.
Compiled: October 24, 1997
The Wealth of India: A Dictionary of Indian Raw Materials and Industrial Products,
13 volume series. Publications & Information Directorate (CSIR), New Delhi.
The Useful Plants of India. 1986. Editer-in-Chief S.P. Ambasta. Publications & Information Directorate, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi. 918 p.
Plants for Reclamation of Wastelands edited by Tenjarla C.S. Sastry et al. 1990. Publication and Information Directorate, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. 684 p.
The Treatise of Medicinal Plants, Vols. 1-4. 1994. Edited by Asima Chatterjee and S.C. Pakrashi. Publication and Information Directorate, Council of Science & Industrial Research, New Dehli.
Compendium of Indian Medicinal Plants, Vols. 1-4. 1993. Edited by Ram P. Rastogi & B.N. Mehotra. Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, and Publication and Information Directorate, CSIR, New Dehli. [A companion to Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants]
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants. 1969. By R.N. Chopra. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi. 119 p.
Supplement to Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants. 1969. By R.N. Chopra. Publications & Information Directorate (CSIR), New Delhi. 119 p.
Second Supplement to Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants. 1992. Publications & Information Directorate (CSIR), New Delhi.
Medicinal Plants of India and Pakistan. 1962 (Reprinted 1985). By J.F. Dastur F.N.I. D.B. Raraporevala Sous & Co. PVT Ltd, Bombay. 212 p.
Useful Plants of India and Pakistan. 1964 (Reprinted 1985). By J.F. Dastur F.N.I. D.B. Raraporevala Sous & Co. PVT Ltd, Bombay. 185 p.
Indian Medicinal Plants, Vols. 1-4. 1935 (Reprinted 1980). By K.R. Kirtikar and B.D. Basu. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
Indian Medicinal Plants: A Compendium of 500 Species, Vols 1-5. 1994. Edited by Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal. Orient Longman, Bombay.
Medicinal Plants. 1968. By S.K. Jain. India-The Land and The People series. National Book Trust, New Delhi. 211 p.
Status Report on Medicinal Plants for NAM Countries. 1992. By Akhtar Husain. Center for Science and Technology of The Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries, New Delhi.
Status Report on Aromatic and Essential Oil-Bearing Plants in NAM Countries. 1994. Center for Science and Technology of The Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries, New Delhi. 186 p.
Applied Ethnobotany: A Case Study Among the Kharias of Central India. 1996. E. Varghese. Deep Publications, New Delhi. 307 p.
Bengal Plants, Vols 1-2. 1902 (Reprinted 1981). By David Prain. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
Studies in Santal Medicine & Connected Folklore, Part I, II, II by Rev. P.O. Bodding. 1925-40 (Reprinted 1986). The Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
Economic Plants of India, Volume I. 1989. By M.P. Nayar, K. Ramamurthy, and V.S. Agarwal. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. 159 p.
Economic Plants of India, Volume I. 1994. By M.P. Nayar, K. Ramamurthy, and V.S. Agarwal. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. 258 p.
Economic Plants of India (Volumes 1 &2) Bibliography. Circa 1994. By M.P. Nayar, K. Ramamurthy, and V.S. Agarwal. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. 11 p.
A Manual for Herbarium Collections. 1990. By R.R. Rao & B.D. Sharma. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. 21 p.
Fascicles of Flora of India, Fascicle II: Cucurbitaceae. 1982. By H.L. Chakravarty. Botanical Survey of India, Howrah. 136 p.
A Directory of Botanic Gardens and Parks in India. 1990. R.K. Chakraverty and D.P. Mukopadhyay. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. 192 p.
Dictionary of Economic Plants of India. 1996. Umrao Singh, A.M. Wadhwani, and B.M. Johri. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. 288 p.
Traditional Pest Control. 1995. By V. Baskaran and P. Narayanasamy. Department of Entomology, Annamalai University. Caterpillar Publications, Tamilnadu. 90 p.
Water Managemenet Traditions in India. 1993. By Uma Shankari and Esha Shah. Congress on Traditional Sciences and Technologies Monograph. PPST Foundation, Madras. 113 p.
Indiaís Water Wealth. 1995 revised. By K.L. Rao. Orient Longman, Bombay. 267 p.
Yaksas: Essays in the Water Cosmology. 1993. By Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, edited by Paul Schroeder. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Dehli, Oxford University Press.
Water Scarcity Vis-a-Vis Green Revolution Culture, Proceedings of the National Convention. 1989. Samvardhan - APIGR Booklet No. 6. A Samvardhan - Nai Talim Publication, Sevagram, Wardha. 39 p.
Tagore and Flowers. 1993. By P.K. Ghosh, G.N. Bhattacharya, and S. Mandal. Publications and Information Directorate, CSIR, New Delhi. p. 114.
Flowers and Their Messages. 1992. By The Mother. Sri AurobindoAshram Trust, Ponicherry. 309 p.
Flowers Ė Their Spiritual Significance. 1988 [3rd Impression 1996]. Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry. 96 p.
Dahlia Growing. 1985. By Swami Vinayananda. Associated Publishing, New Delhi.
Paradise as a Garden: In Persia and Mughal India. 1979. By Elizabeth B. Moynihan. Scolar Press, London. 168 p.
The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine. 1986. By David Frawley and Vasant Lad. Lotus Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 255 p.
Vrkshayurveda: An Introduction to Indian Plant Science. 1993. By K. Vijayalakshmi and K.M. Shyam Sundar. LSPSS Monograph No. 9. Lok Swasthya Parampara Samvardhan Samithi, Madras. 101 p.
Nomenclature and Taxonomy in Vrkshayurveda. 1994. By P. Ram Monohar. LSPSS Monograph No. 11. Lok Swasthya Parampara Samvardhan Samithi, Madras. 100 p.
Plant Propagation Techniques in Vrkshayurveda. 1994. By K. Vijayalakshmi and K.M. Shyam Sundar. LSPSS Monograph No. 10. Lok Swasthya Parampara Samvardhan Samithi, Madras.
Traditional Indian Agriculture: An Annotated Bibliography. 1993. K. Vijayaladshmi. Wiley Eastern Limited, New Delhi.
The Organic Farming Sourcebook. 1996. Edited by Claude Alvares. The Other India Press, Mapusa Goa. 336 p.
Organic Farming - Experiences and a Beginnerís Guide. 1993. By C.V. Seshadri and Chitra Gandhimani. Monograph Series on the Engineering of Photosynthetic Systems. Volume 34. Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre, Madras. 70 p.
Biofertilizers in India by L.L. Somani. 1987. Biofertilizers in Indian Agriculture: An Annotated Bibliography, (1906-84). Concept Publishing, New Delhi. 402 p.
Biofertilizers: Potentialities and Problems edited by S.P. Sen and P. Palit. 1988. (Proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the Plant Physiology Forum, held December 18-19, at the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal) and published by Naya Prokash, Calcutta. 267 p.
The Miracle Called Compost: An Introduction to the Making of NADEP Compost. 1996. By Vasanthrao Bombatkar. The Other India Press, Mapusa, Goa. 38 p.
Proceedings of National Seminar on Natural Farming. 1992. Edited by L.L. Somani, K.L. Totawat, and B.L. Baser. Department of Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur. 577 p.
The Mohanpur Experiment in Natural Farming: A Small Experient in Eco-Development Through Low-Energy, Natural Farming. The First & Second Interim Reports. The Other India Press, Goa. 47 p.
Low-Cost Farming in the Humid Tropics: An Ilustrated Handbook. No Date. By Paul Sommers. Island Publishing Co. 38 p.
Home Gardening. 1996. By Pratibha P. Trivedi. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. 328 p.
The Grape in India. 1996. By R.M. Pandey and S.N. Pandey. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. 115 p.
Vegetables for the Tropical Region. 1994. By Prem Nath, Sundari Velayudhan, and D.P. Singh. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. 195 p.
Mango. 1996. By R.N. Singh. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. 134 p.
Selected ICAR Publications:Organic ManuresEnvironmentally Sound Technologies for Women in Agriculture: A Resource Book. Circa 1996. International Federation for Women in Agriculture, New Delhi.
Soil Fertility and Crop Productivity Under Long Term Fertilizer Use in India
Biological Nitrogen Fertilizers
A History of Agriculture in India: Vols I-IV
The Seed Keepers. 1995. By Vandana Shiva, et al. Navdanya, The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, New Delhi. 156 p.
Seeds Industry of India: Seeds of Plenty or Seeds of Discontent. 1993. Bharat Dogra. Navdanya Biodiversity Series. Navdanya and NFS-India, New Delhi. 72 p.
Navdanya Biodiversity Series:Animal HusbandryMillets of India: A Survey of Literature and Navdanyaís Field Experience in Cultivation of Indigenous Millets. 1995. Anjali Ghosal and Omkar Krishnan. Navdanya, The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resources Policy, New Delhi. 39 p.
Rice: A Survey of Literature and Navdanyaís Field Experience in Traditional Rice Cultivation. 1995. Omkar Krishnan and Anjali Ghosal. Navdanya, The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resources Policy, New Delhi. 42 p.
Sustaining Diversity: Renewing Diversity and Balance Through Conservation. 1994. By Vandana Shiva, Vanaja Ramprasad, and Radha Holla Bhar. Navdanya, New Delhi. 71 p.
Protecting Our Biological and Intellectual Heritage in the Age of Biopiracy. 1996. By Vandana Shiva. Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, New Delhi.
Indigenous Tree Species, Proceedings of the National Convention. 1986. Samvardhan - APIGR Booklet No. 4. A Samvardhan - Nai Talim Publication, Sevagram, Wardha.
Samvardhan - APIGR Booklets
1. Organic Farming
2. Rice and Rice Varieties
3. Indigenous Cattle Breeds
4. Indigenous Tree Species
5. Oil Seeds
6. Water Scarcity Vis-a-Vis Green Revolution Culture
Neem: A Userís Manual. 1995. By K. Vijayalakshmi, K.S. Radha, and Vandana Shiva. Centre for Indiginous Knowledge Systems, Madras, and Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, New Delhi. 96 p.
Common Trees. 1966. By H. Santapau. India-The Land and The People series.
National Book Trust, New Delhi. 118 p.
Bamboo in Dandakaranya. 1993. By Vinoo Kaley, et al. PPST Foundation, Madras.
Grain Amaranths, Buckwheat and Chenopods. 1978. By Harbhajan Singh and T.A. Thomas. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. 70 p.
Vegetables. 1967. By Bishwajit Choudhury. India-The Land and The People series. National Book Trust, New Delhi. 230 p.
Return to the Good Earth: Damaging Effects of Modern Agriculture and The Case for Ecological Farming. 1994. A Third World Network Dossier. Third World Network, Penang, Malaysia.
Global Parasites: Five Hundred Years of Western Culture. 1994. By Winin Pereira and Jeremy Seabrook. Earthcare Books, Bombay. 252 p.
Tending the Earth: Traditional, Sustainable Agriculture in India. 1993. By Winin Pereira. Earthcare Books, Bombay. 315 p.
The Other Side of History. 1990. By Winin Pereira. Centre for Holistic Studies, Bombay. 36 p.
From Western Science to Liberation Technology. 1993. Earthcare Books, Bombay. 83 p.
The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics. 1991. By Vandana Shiva. The Other India Press, Goa. 264 p.
Harvest of Destruction: The Industrialization of Agriculture and its Human & Environmental Consequences by E.C. Valliantos.
Forests, Environment and Tribal Economy: Deforestation, Impoversishment and Marginalisation in Orrisa. 1088. By Walter Fernandes, Geeta Menon, and Philip Viegas. Tribes of India Series, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi. 363 p.
Plants Myths and Tradition in India. 1991. By Shakti M. Gupta. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi. 123 p., with 28 plates.
Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions. 1993. By Christopher Key Chapple. Sri Garib Das Oriental Series No. 184. Sri Satguru Publications, A Division of Indian Books Centre, Delhi. 146 p.
Fundamentals of Agronomy. No date. By Gopal Chandra De. Publisher unknown.
Saving Delhiís Green Areas: A Citizenís Action Guide. 1994. By Gitanjali Singhal. Kalpavriksh, New Delhi. 98 p.
Readings from PPST Bulletin:
1. What is development: Recalling an old debate. p. 1-11.
2. The ĎStatement on Scientific Temperí: The Educators in need of Education. p. 12-19.
3. Indian Science and Technology in the Eighteenth Century. p. 20-55.
4. Indian Agriculture at the turn of the Century. p. 56-104.
5. Green Revolution - A Historical Perspective. P. 105-130.
PPST Bulletin No. 10, April 1987
1. An action plan for increasing rice production in India. p. 1-14.
2. Impact of Modernization on Milk and Oil Seeds Part 1: Changes in Bovine Stock and Milk Economy. p. 15-58.
3. A Bibliography on Indian Agriculture and Plant Sciences. p. 59-70.
4. Reports on (a) National Seminar on Scientific Heritage of India, (b) Workshop on Ayurvedic Science of Nutrition. p. 71-78.
5. Book Review. p. 79-81.
Handbook of Libraries, Archives and Information Centres in India, Vols 1-11 edited by B.M. Gupta et al. 1984-85.
Agricultural Libraries in India in Volume I, Chapter 7: 107-111.
Health in India in Volume I, Chapter 8
Allopathic 6,805 16, 754
Ayurvedic 305 12, 214
Unani 28 1, 042
Siddha 105 431
Homeopathic 118 2, 142
Nature Cure 42 33
Yoga 6 4
Directory of Periodicals Published in India - 1991 compiled & edited by Shusheel Kaur & P. Sapra. Sapra & Sapra Publishing Distributors Pvt Ltd., New Delhi
Agriculture p. 2-18
Botany p. 36-40
Forestry p. 134-136
Horticulture p. 191-192
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Kisan World//Delhi Office
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DDA SFS Flats
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Himalayan Paryavaran [The Journal of Environmental Protection Society]
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Care St. Paulís School
Bija - The Seed
[A quarterly monitor on biodiversity, biotechnology, and intellectual property rights]
Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy
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Near Lad Society
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Down to Earth
Society for Environmental Communications
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Publications and Information Division
Indian Council of Agriculture
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Indian Council of Agriculture
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Orient Longman Ltd.
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Third World Network
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Wiley Eastern Limited
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Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT Ltd.
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D.B. Raraporevala Sous & Co. PVT Ltd
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Sangam Book Depot
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UBS Publishers Distributors Ltd
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Supplement: Botanical Literature at University of Arkansas
Acta Horticulturae No. 188: Medicinal Plants of India
Torkelson, Anthony R. 1996. The Cross Name Index to Medicinal Plants, 3 Vols. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 1326 p.
Vol. I Scientific Names
Vol. II Common Names A-L
Vol. III Common Names M-Z
Floristic Inventory of Tropical Countries: India. p. 133-140.
Sanskrit scriptures on Indian botanical studies
Medicinal Plants of India, 2 volume series. 1991. Jain, S.K. and R.A. DeFilipps. Medicinal Plants of the World, No. 5. Reference Publications, Algonac, Michigan. 849 p.
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