Rani Bagh, Mumbai

Queen of gardens

Print edition : July 26, 2013

Internal gardens within Rani Bagh. The garden has survived because of the work of an all-woman group of activists. Photo: Vivek Bendre

The entrance to the garden, made of Porbandar stone in 1868. Photo: Shubhada Nikharge

The cup-shaped leaves of Krishna Buttercup, a banyan variety that can be propagated only through cuttings and not the seed. Photo: Shubhada Nikharge

The book tells the story of a 150-year-old garden in land-starved Mumbai through a smorgasbord of essays and attractive photographs.
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