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Author: Reeta Dutta Gupta
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129100452
This is the delightful story of the man whose name has become a legend in the field of Indian ornithology. The driving force behind the Bombay Natural History Society, Salim Ali was the most outspoken advocate of the conservation of India’s avifauna.
He was the first Indian to systematically study ecology and the birds of the Indian subcontinent. For generations of bird-watchers and ornithologists, Salim Ali’s beautifully illustrated and meticulously written bird books were their first exposure to the world of Indian birds.
His pioneering work helped to preserve the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary near Bharatpur, which Salim Ali described as no less a wonder than the Taj Mahal.
THE CHARITAVALI SERIES
Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The series present the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers and film stars, writers and sports people.
These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories an facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.
Life and Times
The Birdman as a Man
New Names of Birds