Books to read on Indian Tigers
Tiger is our national animal and we are proud about it. We have read lot of articles on our beloved national animal in terms of its physic, diet, social life and personality traits among others. Although lion is the king of the jungle, Tiger has been making a mark in the wildlife with its distinguished behavior and appearance. Even, the Government of India has been making efforts to restore the national animal since last few years and the authorities have been successful in curbing the diminishing number of tigers in India through parks and reserves.
Our national animal is already popular in movies, series and documentaries. However, books or literature are also not left behind. Although the first vision of tiger for us was through serials like Jungle Book (originally a book by Rudyard Kipling) or comic books like Tinkle and Champak. The zoos and safaris took us on the tour of national animal more closely. However, books gave us a glimpse of their life through the author’s account. The Non fiction books on tigers include The Jim Corbett Omnibus by Jim Corbett who was a famous hunter and wrote few others books on the wild cat. The Rise and Fall of Emerald Tigers by Raghu Chundawat, Living with Tigers by Valmik Thapar and The Great Soul of Siberia by Sooyong Park among others. The authors here recount their personal experience with the big cat and its environment.
Books based on fiction or crucial mention of the tiger made us wonder about the popularity of the tiger. The Tiger for Malgudi by R.K. Narayan, Life of PI by Yann Martel and The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh among others. There are many books on the wild cats that enhance our Indian literature. So, next time, you plan a tiger safari or zoo trip, read these books to spice up your jungle visit. Jharana Jungle Lodge is waiting for your arrival at Tadoba National Park.