Key Documents

Key Documents

Key Documents

News Articles

Note that news articles after 2003 are available from the blog


  • Kazmi, S. M. A. (2003, November 23). Nanda Devi’s guardian angel. Indian Express.
  • Nautiyal, A. (2003, May 10). NDBR opens for tourists after two decades. Times of India.
  • Prashant, S. (2003, May 2). Nanda Devi biosphere reopens sans tourists. Deccan Herald.
  • Sethi, N. (2003). Two sites to the story: Uttaranchal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands showcase new tourist attractions in contrasting styles. Down to Earth, 12(1).
  • Unnithan, S. (2003, April 14). Himalayan Thriller: Intriguing details of an India-US espionage mission atop Nanda Devi to keep watch on Mao’s China. India Today.


  • Chandola, H. (2002, June 23). Where eco-friendly villagers are barred but poachers are let in. Tribune.
  • Dogra, B. (2002, June 5). Whither the Chipko years? The fading gains of Himalayan conservation. IPS.


  • Sethi, N. (2001). Shrouded in controversy. Down to Earth, 10(9).
  • Kazmi, S. M. A. (2001, August 24). Uttaranchal to serve notices on Nanda Devi expedition team. Indian Express.
  • UNI. (2001, July 8 ). Pressure on to reopen Nanda Devi reserve. UNI.
  • Kala, N. (2001, June 29). A sanctuary for poachers, Govt ‘helpless’. The Pioneer.
  • (2001, June 18 ). Locals resent move to open up Nanda Devi reserve. Hindustan Times.
  • Kazmi, S. M. A. (2001, June 8 ). Uttaranchal lifts veil on Nanda Devi reserve. Indian Express.


  • Sabharwal, A. (2000, January 30). Top-down initiative conflicts with grassroot reality. Indian Express.


  • Kazmi, S.M.A., (1998, October 4). Inside the garden. Indian Express.
  • Chandola, H. (1998, July 3). Nanda Devi oustees to enter core area. Hindustan Times.
  • Maikhuri, R. K., & Rao, K. S. (1998). A ban on common sense: Various restrictions imposed to protect the environment at Nanda Devi in the Himalaya have disturbed the rural lifestyle and economy, doing little to conserve the ecology. Down to Earth, 6(17).
  • Sabharwal, A. (1999). Twice Unlucky. Down To Earth, 8(15).
  • (1993). The tragedy of Reni : How misfortune befell a woman, once hailed as a conqueror, and a village that tried to protect its forests. Down to Earth, 1(23).


  • Bisht, B. S. (1994). Tribes of India, Nepal, Tibet borderland : a study of cultural transformation. New Delhi: Gyan Pub. House.
  • Badola, R., & Hussain, S. A. (2003). Conflict in Paradise: Women and Protected Areas in the Indian Himalayas. Mountain Research and Development, 23(3), 234-237.
  • Guha, R. (2000). The unquiet woods : ecological change and peasant resistance in the Himalaya (Expanded ed.). Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
  • Hoon, V. (1996). Living on the move : Bhotiyas of the Kumaon Himalaya. New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
  • Rao, K. S., Nautiyal, S., Maikhuri, R. K., & Saxena, K. G. (2003). Local People’s Knowledge, Aptitude and Perceptions of Planning and Management Issues in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, India. Environmental Management, 31(2), 168-181.
  • Silori, C. S. (2001). Biosphere Reserve Management in Theory and Practice: Case of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Western Himalaya. Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, 4, 205-219.


  • Aitken, B. (1994). The Nanda Devi affair. New Delhi: Penguin Books India.
  • Rawat, I. S. (1973). Indian explorers of the 19th century : account of explorations in the Himalayas, Tibet, Mongolia, and central Asia. New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India.