Voices In The Wilderness – Contemporary Wildlife Writings
December 2010: Like bookends, the Editor has chosen to arrange her chapters with those all-time wildlife greats M. Krishnan and F.W. Champion up front and Kailash Sankhala at the end. In between she has selected a very wide range of contemporary authors with an equally wide range of styles and opinions.
The compilation makes for interesting reading, even for those immersed in the ebb and flow of conservation because it enables the reader to juxtapose the minds of hands on wildlifers past and present – a luxury largely denied these days when most individuals are cocooned in castles of their own making, separated by deep moats and even deeper differences.
It’s a book worth acquiring.
VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS – CONTEMPORARY WILDLIFE WRITINGS
Edited by Prerna Bindra
Published by Rupa and Co.,
Soft cover, 237 black and white pages plus colour plates, Price not mentioned.
Reviewed by Bittu Sahgal