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By: Jai Mohan(Author), Akash Mohan(Author)
275 pages, colour illustrations, b/w maps
In love with India's jungles and wildlife, where excitement and danger is ever present, the authors bring the jungle, animals, and human characters to life with their unique style of writing. Teeming with memorable characters – such as the man-eating tigress of Achanakmar, Masan Babe, the tantrik who took on a leopard armed with just a pair of tongs, and Baba Sita Ram Das, the sadhu who tended to crocodiles but lost his hand in the bargain' – and interspersed with narratives of some British hunters of yore, these real-life jungle tales are bound to entertain casual readers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
The Vanishing Stripes provides a keen insight as to why these human-wildlife conflicts happen and what we, as a worldwide community, can do to decrease their tragic occurrence. Through anecdotal tales, the authors also provide tips and tricks for understanding basic wildlife behaviour, from alarm calls to eating habits, thus preparing readers for their own personal encounters in the wild.
The authors are very passionate about tigers and spend most of their free time at tiger reserves and national parks of Northern and Central India studying the state of conservation work there. Their jungle excursions give them an opportunity to write about many human-wildlife encounters that are true accounts of their own experiences and interviews with the characters involved in these incidents. They cover parts of India that are still relatively unknown and not as well-documented as other wildlife tourism-friendly locations in the country.
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