Author: Geoffrey C Ward
Diane Raines Ward/
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195658892
Evocative and well-illustrated, this book documents the conflicts that plague efforts to save the species, and is for general readers as well as wildlife enthusiasts.
For many years, historian and screenwriter Geoffrey C. Ward has been visiting Indian jungles, drawn by their beauty, and the mystery and power of the great endangered predator that has always ruled them—the tiger. In this very personal book, he combines history, biography and first-hand reporting to evoke the special appeal of India's forests. He also describes some encounters with the 'Tiger Wallahs'—such as Jim Corbett, Belly Arjan Singh, Fateh Singh Rathore and Valmik Thapar — who have struggled against overwhelming odds to save the species from extinction. Evocative and well illustrated, this book documents the conflicts that plague efforts to save the species, and is for general readers as well as wildlife enthusiasts.
Both Geoffrey and Diane Ward are professional writers and it shows. . .while the story-lines may be familiar, it is the manner of relating these stories (and the many nuggets of revealing information) that sets this book apart from many others.
—India Review of Books
Ward, a biographer first and a tigerwallah later, has knitted his art and his emotion into a successful attempt at humanizing Project Tiger, and 'Tiger Wallahs' engages readers without entangling them in conservation politics.
. . .the Wards. . .take up the cudgel for the protection of world wildlife, detailing the numerous fundamental lacunae in lour forest policies. . .
1. Return Passage
2. A Tigercidal Thirst
3. The Large-hearted Gentleman
4. The Presiding Deity
5. No Axe falls
6. The Rajput
7. Stress of Circumstances