Nature's Spokesman M. Krishnan and Indian Wildlife

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Item Code: IDJ773
Author: Ramachandra Guha
Publisher: A Penguin Book
Edition: 2007
ISBN: 014309985X
Pages: 310 (6 Color Figure Illustration)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.3" X 5.2"
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All in all, once you've gone through this collection, there are only two things that need to be done: begin to read it all over again and hanker for more'
-Dileep Padgaonkar, Times of India

Writer, naturalist, 'ecological patriot' and avid nature photographer, M. Krishnan had an astonishingly wide range of interests. His work spanned six decades, and his nature writings are among the most readable ever written in English.

Nature's Spokesman showcases Krishnan's finest essays: on large mammals, little creatures, nature in temple art and folklore, nature's desecration and its conservation, all described in his inimitable style-wry, lucid and humorous. Embellished with Krishnan's own sketches, this landmark volume, edited by Ramachandra Guha, also includes a biographical introduction.

'It is clearly time that a new generation was introduced to Krishnan's timeless essays. I am glad that this pleasurable but onerous task has been undertaken by that other great stylist and nature lover, Ramachandra Guha'
-Indian Express

'This timely volume of fine writing by a pioneering environmentalist will reintroduce Krishnan to many new readers and also earn the gratitude of his older fan club'
-Outlook

Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction1
NATURE VENERATED
1The Landscape of Love23
2Fabular Fauna28
3Ancient Depictions of Hanuman33
4The Shawk36
5The Southern Lions39
6Asoka's Lions42
7A Bird Emblem For India46
NATURE'S MARVELS
8Tiger Talk53
9When Elephants Die56
10Python at Home60
11The Disappearing Cheetah64
12An Afternoon Idyll68
13Onti, Or A Lone Champion72
14Five Encounters76
NATURE'S MINIATURES
15A City's Bird Life89
16Rescuing A Fledgling95
17The Anril98
18A Flight of Danaids 101
19Argemone Mexicana104
20Lenin The Lizard 107
21That Gentleman, The Toad110
22The Dinky Desert Fox113
23Incessant Rain116
NATURE'S WARD
24Monkey Versus Man121
25Bashing A Bandicoot124
26Death of A Snake127
27Bommakka131
28Freebooters Of The Air 135
29Cat Fight138
30The Jellicut142
31The Dying Gladiator145
NATURE THEORIZED
32The Vengeful Cobra151
33Sleeping Dogs 155
34The Aquatic Sambar158
35Slow-Breeding Rhinos161
36Mixed Issue164
37The Aggression Of The Vegetarian167
38The North-South Rule170
39The 'Pinch Period'173
NATURE DOMESTICATED
40My Distinguished Neighbour179
41Amrit Mahal182
42Versatile Neem185
43Jungli Phal188
44Walchand191
45The Pariah194
46Chocki197
NATURE DESECRATED
47Captive-Bred Mugger205
48Hounding The Sloth208
49The Vanishing Bustard211
50A Lament For Lost Wood214
51Gilding The Lily219
52A Warning To Aesthetes223
53On Shikar English226
54A Red Test For The Young229
55Nature Study 232
NATURE PROTECTED
56The Bishnoi And Blackbuck239
57Vedanthangal242
58The Charm of Chilka249
59Planning A Park251
60Animals of The Dwindling Forest257
61Ecological Patriotism267
NATURE TRANSCENDED
62The Genus Feringhee277
63A Letter To The Editor281
64A Suggestion To Government284
65Tests In Far Places286
66The Revenge293
67The Truth About An Old Lady297
68Verse For A Living302
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