ISBN 9798129107977,The King And I:Travels In Tigerland

The King And I:Travels In Tigerland


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9798129107977

ISBN-10 812910797X


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)


With insatiable curiosity and acute powers of observation, Prerna Singh Bindra embarks on a journey through the vast canvas of India's forests, on the trail of its beautiful and endangered big cats.She begins her pilgrimage in the holy city of Rudraprayag where the legendary Jim Corbett shot a man-eating tiger, treks the snowy Himalayas in search of the elusive snow leopard, walks through the dry forest of Gir, the last abode of the Asiatic lion, searches the sterile forest of Sariska for tigers and visits the Sundarbans, home to myth and man-eating tigers. The King and I takes on special significance in today's times. The Royal Bengal Tiger is facing its worst ever crisis. Less than 2000 tigers are left in the Indian wild. Lions number fewer than 350. The fate of the snow-leopard is unknown. At least one leopard is killed every day. A celebration of India's big cats, a warning about their future, a lamentation for their passing, The King and I embodies the hope that, despite all odds, these beautiful creatures will continue to rule the wild forever. About the Author Prerna Singh Bindra is one of India's leading environmental journalists and a popular travel writer. She has worked for various newspapers and magazines where she has documented the on-going crisis of Indian wildlife. She currently works for The Pioneer and Darpan. She lives in Delhi, but is usually found wandering India's far-flung forests.