T.R. Shankar Raman

Goodreads Author


Born
in India
Website

Genre

Member Since
December 2010

URL


Author of The Wild Heart of India: Nature and Conservation in the City, the Country, and the Wild, Oxford University Press, India (2019).

T. R. Shankar Raman (aka Sridhar) likes to imagine he is a writer turned wildlife scientist turned writer, who now lives in southern India in a landscape of rainforests and plantations in the Anamalai: the ‘elephant hills’ in Tamil. As a wildlife scientist with the Nature Conservation Foundation, he works on the ecology and conservation of tropical forests and wildlife, mainly in the Western Ghats mountain range in India, studying plants and birds and other wildlife. As a writer, he writes creative non-fiction and reflective essays on nature and conservation for newspapers, magazines, and blogs, besides
...more

The Secret Lives of Trees

On the 10th of November 2019, I was at the Bangalore Literature Festival in a session with Harini Nagendra and Nirupa Rao. The session, The Secret Lives of Trees, offered us an opportunity to talk on a subject dear to each of us: trees.

[image error]

Harini and Seema Mundoli’s book, Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities had hit the stands last year, generating widespread interest on the...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on January 18, 2020 00:22
Average rating: 4.64 · 28 ratings · 4 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Wild Heart of India

4.71 avg rating — 14 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pillars of Life: Magnificen...

by
4.57 avg rating — 14 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Flood and Fury: E...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Life: A User's Ma...
T.R. is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Norton Reader...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

T.R.’s Recent Updates

T.R. Shankar Raman wrote a new blog post

The Secret Lives of Trees

On the 10th of November 2019, I was at the Bangalore Literature Festival in a session with Harini Nagendra and Nirupa Rao. The session, The Secret... Read more of this blog post »
T.R. wants to read
The Epic of Ram, Vol. 1 by Tulsidas
Rate this book
Clear rating
T.R. wants to read
The World-Ending Fire by Wendell Berry
Rate this book
Clear rating
T.R. added a status update: Published a post about my reading women in 2019, Take a look... comments welcome on the blog.

Listen to her
http://shankarraman.in/2020/01/09/lis...
T.R. is currently reading
Flood and Fury by Viju B.
Rate this book
Clear rating
T.R. rated a book it was amazing
Spring by Ali Smith
Rate this book
Clear rating
T.R. rated a book really liked it
Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee
Rate this book
Clear rating
Part memoir, part quest for self, family, and nature in Taiwan, this is a gentle book with a gentle narrative voice that carries the reader along on a very personal journey. I like it for its simplicity and clarity, and its evocation of Taiwan and ...more
T.R. liked that Courtney Carlson has completed the 2019 Reading Challenge
8863
Courtney Carlson has completed her goal of reading 26 books for the 2019 Reading Challenge!
 
Create your own 2019 Reading Challenge »
T.R. is currently reading
Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee
Rate this book
Clear rating
T.R. finished reading
Rewilding by Bahar Dutt
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of T.R.'s books…
Franz Kafka
“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.”
Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

Peter Matthiessen
“And only the enlightened can recall their former lives; for the rest of us, the memories of past existences are but glints of light, twinges of longing, passing shadows, disturbingly familiar, that are gone before they can be grasped, like the passage of that silver bird on Dhaulagiri.”
Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard

Emily Dickinson
“There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry –
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll –
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears a Human soul.”
Emily Dickinson, Selected Poems

Emily Dickinson
“He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book. What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!”
Emily Dickinson

J.M. Coetzee
“I want to find a way of speaking to fellow human beings that will be cool rather than heated, philosophical rather than polemical, that will bring enlightenment rather than seeking to divide us into the righteous and the sinners, the saved and the damned, the sheep and the goats.”
J.M. Coetzee, The Lives of Animals

25x33 Books and Authors from North-East India — 35 members — last activity May 10, 2012 04:55AM
This group is to bring together all the books (fiction and non-fiction) written by authors hailing from the eights states of North-East India writing ...more



No comments have been added yet.