Once known as the Garden City of India, Bengalurus tree-lined avenues, historic parks, and expansive water bodies have witnessed immense degradation and destruction in recent years, but have also shown remarkable tenacity for survival. This book charts Bengalurus journey from the early settlements in the 6th century CE to the 21st century city, and demonstrates how nature has looked and behaved, and has been perceived in Bengalurus home gardens, slums, streets,
parks, sacred spaces, and lakes. A fascinating narrative of the changing role and state of nature in the midst of urban sprawl, and integrating research with stories of people and
places, this book presents an accessible and informative story of a city where nature thrives and strives.