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Special Feature: Australia's Would-Be King of Sandalwood
Category : April/May/June 2018

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SUNDER RAJ

SPECIAL FEATURE

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The scented wood, precious since Vedic times, becomes more rare and expensive year by year. Two decades ago Australian firms began planting what are now massive groves in their northwest territories, where conditions are ideal. Now economics, not nature, have bankrupted their largest plantation due to the long pay-back period. In this article we explore the art, science and financial perils of the legendary substance.