NATURAL HERITAGE


INVASION OF ALIEN PLANT SPECIES IN THE NILGIRIS

M. Kumaravelu Unobtrusive invasion by alien species of plants is being considered as a major issue, which if curtailed and controlled, could save the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. In India, serious conservation efforts began after independence. The enactment of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, could be cited as one of the major efforts in this direction. The Central Board of Wildlife (establi....

CULTURAL HERITAGE


‘CHENNAI’ – A CLARIFICATORY NOTE

Dr. G.J. Sudhakar and Mrs. Sudarsana Choudhury On 30th September 1996, the capital of Tamilnadu and one of the major cities of India, Madras was christened as Chennai. This sudden change of name of Madras, which has been in existing for the past three hundred and fifty-seven years certainly draws our attentions. The purpose of this paper is to find out the origin of the term Chennai.   A....

ECOLOGICAL HERITAGE SITES OF CHENNAI – SCRUB JUNGLES

Amirthalingam The ecological heritage sites in Chennai are classified into five broad categories, according to the vegetation types and natural resources - scrub jungles being one of them. Scrub jungles are home to diverse and fragile biological organisms. There are five sites that come under this category and these include the Guindy National Park, IIT Campus, Theosophical Society Campus, Madras....

IMAGES OF SAINT SADĀŚIVA BRAHMENDRA

Chandra Bose Research Scholar, Centre for History, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli Sadāśiva Brahmendra lived during the first half of the 18th century A.D. and was a great sage thoroughly conversant with Hindu philosophy. He was a contemporary of Vijaya Raghunatha Raya Tondaiman (1730-1769 A.D.) of Pudukkottai and Serfoji I (1712-1728 A.D.), the Maratha king of Thanjavur. He served ....