Magnus Liden

High Tide for the Silkworms of Assam

Magnus Lidén is a plant taxonomist from Uppsala, Sweden. Pankaj Bharali, currently a PhD student in botany at Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, comes from the Lakhimpur district in Assam, and has long-standing experience in small-scale cultivation of muga ...

The Mythic Mithun

Magnus Lidén is a plant systematist who has taught in India as guest faculty at Rajiv Gandhi University. Recently, he encountered the strange and mythical mithun ox and dug into researching its history and cultural uses. The mithun (or ...

A Brighter Future for the Hornbills of India

Magnus Lidén is a plant systematist who has taught in India as guest faculty at Rajiv Gandhi University. During a trip to a local market, he was told an interesting tale about hornbill hats and decided to look into ...