Rigorously highlights current situation of large carnivores outside protect areas by portraying his extensive study on tigers of Panna and how stereo typical approach of govt. machinery put last surviving breeding tiger population on a brink of extinction.
This is the most thoroughly written book on Tigers i have ever read. I have the Vilmik Thapar collections, Stephen Mills-Tiger, Through the tiger's eyes-Belinda Wright but this book is the crux of all wherein the extensive research based tiger behavioral assessments was made by Sir Raghu Chundawat giving us the first hand account of tiger and its life. Also, since primarily the book is based on Panna Tigers who were wiped to local extinction, it also focuses on the politics and challenges of tiger conservation in general which are applicable to almost all the nature reserves of India.
Growing up in early 2000s in India, “Tigers of Emrald Forest” featuring Dr. Raghu used to be one of my favourite Documentaries. Years later via this book had chance to relive those moments and get a glimpse of Panna between 1995-2005 and his amazing work. It was a lovely read!