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Author: Valmik Thaper
Publisher: India Book House
ISBN/UPC (if available): 056347310X
Land of the Tiger, and the television series which it accompanies, celebrate the unique wildlife and landscape of the Indian subcontinent. In this beautifully illustrated book, the Indian wildlife writer and conservationist Valmik Thapar guides us to the outer geographical limits of the former Raj, fifty years after independence.
This vast area, stretching from Pakistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east, from the Himalayas in the north to Sri Lanka in the south, is the land of Kipling’s Jungle Book, where bear and tiger, elephant and monkey, crocodile and cobra still possessively guard their territories.
From the hills of the Western Ghats where monkeys and flying lizards abound, to the harsh deserts where the black buck and wild ass struggle to survive, from the exotic Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshwadeep islands in the Indian Ocean to the tiger-haunted forests of the mainland, the Indian subcontinent contains some of the most beautiful and varied habitats and creatures in the world.
The area is home to over a thousand million people, yet it still supports an incredible variety of wildlife. However uncertain the future of the subcontinent’s animals and wild places may be, their presence today remains a spectacular, intriguing and unexpected natural wonders.
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