Thursday, January 5, 2017

Islands in Flux - new book on the A&N islands

Coming soon...
'Islands in Flux - Writings on the environment and indigenous peoples of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Pankaj Sekhsaria (HarperCollins India, March 2017)

And here's an advance chance of getting a free signed copy as soon as the book is released in March 2017...50 copies via Goodreads Giveaway!  Click here

'Islands in Flux' is a compilation of writings on key issues and developments in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands over the last two decades. Written by Pankaj Sekhsaria, the island’s most consistent chronicler of contemporary issues, it features information, insight and perspective related to the environment, wildlife conservation, development and the island’s indigenous communities. The articles that are included here were first published in some of India’s most prominent publications like The Hindu, Frontline, Sanctuary Asia and the Economic and Political Weekly, and put together provide an important consolidated account that is relevant both for the present and the future of these beautiful and fragile but also very volatile island chain.

'In this update of his earlier book on the Andamans, Sekhsaria demonstrates his unwavering commitment to chronicling the life and times of these beautiful but endangered islands. Few environmental journalists in the country have tracked one area so perceptively. This book is a testimony to his dedication.'
- Darryl D’monte

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Three books on the A&N Islands

THREE books on the ANDAMAN & NICOBAR Islands
For a special set price of Rs. 500.
  1. 1)  Troubled Islands – Writings on the environment and indigenous peoples of the A&N Islands (2003)
  2. 2)  The Jarawa Tribal Dossier – Cultural and Biological Diversity in the Andaman Islands (2010, Jointly edited with Visvajit Pandya)
  3. 3)  The Last Wave- an Island novel (2014)

1) Troubled Islands is a joint publication of Kalpavriksh and LEAD India and was published in 2003. It is a collection of articles on the islands I wrote i n the mainstream English media between 1998 and 2003. It has as annexures the Shekhar Singh Report of 2002, Supreme Court orders of 2002 and eight colour plates with pictures from the island


2) The Jarawa Tribal Reserve Dossier is a 215 page book that was published jointly by Kalpavriksh and UNESCO in 2010. It goes into considerable details of the Jarawa Tribal Reserve with papers on the multiple dimensions that make up the reserve. It has also has a set of important annexures that include the full A&N Protection of Aboriginal Tribes Regulation and a set of detailed GIS based maps of the reserve.

3) The Last Wave, published in 2014 by Harper Collins India is my debut novel and a story has at its heart the ecology, people, and history of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Pls write to me at for details