Book on Kurinji, the flower of the blue mountains

Kurinji book coverThe Mariyakutty Mathew Foundation, Thodupuzha, has published a book on kurinji, the plant that blooms only once in 12 years, and its habitat. The 60-page hardbound book comes with more than 25 exclusive photographs on glossy paper and a special article on animals of shola forests by Jafar Palot of Zoological Survey of India and remembrances of previous kurinji blooms by P. K. Uthaman and Roy Mathew. It covers topics such as where and when kurinji blooms, and the flora and fauna of shola grasslands.

The book is priced at Rs. 375. You can order the book by VPP or online (through NEFT/IMPS payment). Please write to or WhatsApp/SMS 6282834179 for placing your orders, with your full mailing address. Payments can be made by NEFT or IMPS to Foundation's bank Account No. 851710110001563 with Thodupuzha branch of Bank of India (IFSC Code: BKID0008517) or by cheque or demand draft drawn on Mariyakutty-Mathew Foundation. The book will be sent by Registered Post free of charge within India. Postage will be extra for those ordering the book from outside India.

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Mariyakutty Mathew Foundation
Regd. Office: Kalayanthani, Thodupuzha 695588
Kerala, India.

Postal Address for correspondence:
Roy Mathew
TC 32/2417 Vettikonam
Thiruvananthapuram 695013
Kerala, India.

Phone: (471) 2373448