The King and I

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The King and I, by Prerna Singh Bindra, takes us through the vast canvas of the forests of India, on the trail of the big cats. This book celebrates the tiger, worries for their future, mourns their passing and hopes that they continue to rule the wild, forever.

Links for Book review:

http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report_why-wont-the-beasts-let-the-beauty-alone_1007508

http://jkpcblogs.blogspot.in/2007/10/king-and-i-travels-in-tigerland-must.html

http://www.indianjungles.com/260106.htm

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/endangered-tigers-migrate-to-bookshelves-as-hunters-swarm-the-wild/1/182270.html

http://www.hindu.com/mp/2006/03/04/stories/2006030400110400.htm


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Less than 3000 tigers remain in the wild in India, the Asiatic Lion number an abysmal 300. The fate of the Snow Leopard is unknown, while we lose a leopard a day. With an insatiable curiosity and lavish powers of observation, Prerna’s swathe cuts through the evergreen forests of India’s Northeast, across the grasslands of Central India and the teak forests of the South. The swirling waters of the Sunderbans with its man-eating tigers and associated myths are brought vividly to life. She explores the areas where the legendary hunter Jim Corbett shot his man-eaters, meets the collared tigers of Panna (that later went extinct, and the tiger had to reintroduced in Panna, follows the trail of the elusive Snow Leopard and meets Baby, a leopard raised by the erstwhile royal family of Mysore. Through her veins flows a true love of the wild and this is captured in entrancing detail in this travelogue though the heart of India’s natural world.