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Dr. E. K. Janaki Ammal - Ethnobotanist, geneticist, and champion of anti-colonialist conservation

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Dr. E. K. Janaki Ammal - Ethnobotanist, geneticist, and champion of anti-colonialist conservation

In the early 20th century, botanist Dr. Edavalath Kakkat Janaki Ammal pioneered an integration of scientific botany and ethnobotany, becoming a leading Indian and international geneticist and ethnobotanist. In addition to her many scientific achievements, Dr. Ammal’s work is seen as a testament to anti-colonialist conservation and represents some of the earliest formal recognitions given to a female botanist. Thanks to preserved written correspondence between Dr. Ammal and her colleagues and friends, several biographical works have been published since her passing - info about these will be below, we urge you to read more about this remarkable botanist.  Born in...

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