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. The book covers topics such as where and when kurinji blooms, and the flora and fauna of shola grasslands. (See brochure for details).

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 / 9447140814 for placing your orders, with your full name and 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.
The book will be mailed by registered post free of charge.

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Download Brochure here (PDF 2.4 MB).

Mariyakutty Mathew Foundation
Regd. Office: Kalayanthani, Thodupuzha.

Postal Address for correspondence:
Roy Mathew Pallickamyalil
Mariyakutty Mathew Foundation
TC 32/2417 Vettikonam
Trivandrum 695013
Kerala, India.

Phone: (471) 2373448