Walks in the Wild

Walks in the Wild

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Author: Prosenjit Das Gupta
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 315
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143028707


Illustrated with photographs taken by the author himself, 'Walks in the Wild' is a compelling read that urges us to realize that the gifts of nature are not to be taken for granted.

For over thirty years Prosenjit Das Gupta has scoured the forests of India in search of adventure and the perfect photograph. Walks in the Wild chronicles his experiences while roaming the jungles and wildlife sanctuaries of India-from Dudhwa and Corbett National parks in the north to Anamalia in the south, from Ranthambhor and Gir in the west and Kanha in central India to Karbi Anglong and Kaziranga in the North East.

Das Gupta’s narrative gives the reader a glimpse of wild India-the sparkling streams and rugged mountains, the seemingly impenetrable forests, the thrill of tracking game on foot and on elephant-back, the narrow escapes, the sheer delight of spotting the rarest species of birds. He also shares with his reader the absolute unpredictability that is wildlife photography, and his memorable encounters with the forest staff who befriended and guided him in his forays.

With startling accounts of sighting tigers, being chased by wild dogs, chancing upon pythons, spotting leopards and identifying the calls of the wild, Walks in the Wild is for a all those who love the outdoors, or want a glimpse into the heart of the Indian jungles.
… the forest eventually becomes a part of you, and perhaps, in some infinitesimal way, you become a part of the forest.



First Steps
Getting on
Into the Interior
Simlipal Interlude
A Surfeit of Tigers
Of Pintails, Coots and all That
Eastward Ho!
Towards the Rising Sun
Abode of the Clouds
Around and About
Around the Terai and Bhabar
Wandering Westwards
Down South
Summing Up