Author: Kailash Sankhala
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174370889
Narrating the natural habitat and history of the tiger in India, author's own superb photographs, at least a hundred of them, illustrates the text. .
A trail of pug marks leads deeper and deeper into the jungle to that singular presence: the tiger. Nothing shall remain the same again with this 'witness' to the tiger, the witness' memorized will not cease to be scintillated with this 'animal' presence, and when he tells his story later, a natural-historical story, a tiger begins to 'appear', solitary, majestic, a creature lithe of limb, opulent of coat and awesome of sheer being. The story of this tiger is specifically Indian. .
Integral to this account is an assessment of Project Tiger and its success in protecting the predator from commercial extraction of its value. The author studies one on the one hand the tiger's private life, his daily rhythm of hesitations and kills, and on the other his public - Indian - destiny.