India: The Tiger's Roar

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Melrose Press, 2004 - India - 222 pages
From her infancy the author has been fascinated by that most magnificent and elusive of beasts, the tiger. Her second book on India, [this] is a personal account of her pilgramage to India's great wildlife parks and tiger sanctuaries ... and provides a comprehensive study of Ranthambhore, Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Corbett Tiger Reserves as well as detailed backgrounds to Nagarahole, Kaziranga, Pench, Bharatpur and Gir National Park, home of the rare Asiatic Lion ... In addition, the author highlights the continuing threat to India's tigers and the on-going efforts to protect them ... Dobbie is a Hindi speaker and uses her many contacts and childhood reminiscences to great effect throughout this book. The reader will also find valuable information on some of India's historical gems such as Gwalior, Orchha, Sonagiri, Mandu, Sanchi and Bhimbetka as well as the hill station of Nainital. India: The Tiger's Roar is certainly not a travel guide, nor a guide to the wildlife of India, although it is an excellent source of information on both subjects. Instead it is a heady blend of travelogue and personal insight, cultural and political philosophy, anecdotes, cautionary tales, historical and religious references and a thesis on the state of Indian wildlife conservation.
 

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Contents

A Happy Return
7
Tikli Bottom
13
Happy Diwali
20
Fruition of my dream
29
More Tigers and Some Simple Fun
42
Historic Gwalior
55
Glorious Khajuraho and Orchha via Sonagiri and Datia
71
Earths Proud Empires
83
Another Glorious Tigress and a Charming Elephant
119
The Long Bad Road to Bhopal
137
Sanchi and the Surroundings of Bhopal
147
The Jat Regimental Reunion
157
Carpet Sahibs Country
169
Phir Milengi to Delhi Namaskar to Mumbai
183
Gir National Park Nagarahole Kaziranga and Pench Tiger Reserve
195
My Personal Reflections on Departure
211

Bandhavgarh Wildlife Park
93
The Ultimate Thrill
107

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