A Life Long Romance: With Nature and the Wild and Many Short Stories
Col. (Retd.) Vijay Verma
  • ISBN 13 : 9789380222493
  • year : 2016
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
ABOUT THE BOOK:- The book is a simple rendition of a lifetime of memoirs, anecdotes and stories about wildlife of the beautiful Indian panorama of species of animals and birds and some of the jungle lore. The stories are made more interesting by the accompanying sketches by the author, as is said ''A picture speaks a thousand words''. Main stories are of a man eating panther near Nagpur, shot by the authors father in 1944, whom he had accompanied as a boy. The honeymoon tiger is about his own unique honeymoon experience in Sarguja, M.P. in 1964.Wildlife on the Pakistan border after the 1965 war. Other episodes cover wild places from all over India; Nagaland, Mizoram in the East; Maral Kanda near Shimla, the high altitude block famous for it's Thar mountain goat; bharal or blue sheep on the Indo- Tibetan border near Harsil, and the Thar desert ahead of Jaisalmer with it's unique wildlife. There are some old vintage true stories dating from pre -1935 -1957 days, along with some sketches by the author, adding spice to the thrilling and interesting stories. The author being a staunch conversationalist of wildlife has also given his views on the subject, which may be of interest to persons willing to learn from some practical suggestions by the author as his personal views. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:- A life - long romance with nature and the wild and many short stories , is Col. (Retd.) Vijay Verma's second book on wild life in India. He retired from the illustrious Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army, after 32 years of commendable service in September 1989. He was awarded The Army Chief of Staff Commendation in 1988 by the then Army Chief for the outstanding contribution of educating the Army Personnel in how to save the environment and persevere the Ecology in the country and How they were to contribute towards this enormous task; he did this by organizing talks, camps and printing of Endangered Animals and Birds posters with appropriate literature