The Rumbling Island


Authors: Various
Edited by Zai Whitaker

9780143330110 | PB | pp. 128 | 2008 | Puffin Books

The Rumbling Island is an anthology of true stories from the forests of India. This is an enlightening collection of Indian naturalists stories.

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The forests of India are not only home to a wide variety of animals and birds, but they also teem with committed conservationists, naturalists and nature lovers. And after having spent many years with wildlife, these men and women have fascinating stories to tell. Cliff Rice is one such animal-explorer. He lived for two years in the mountains of Kerala, befriending the Nilgiri tahr, an endangered species of mountain goat, with fistfuls of salt. Ralph Morris, one of the first British coffee planters in the Biligirirangan Hills, went on a ‘tiger beat’ and chased a pair of tigers towards his daughter Monica , who was given little pebbles to throw at them if defence became necessary. Sally Walker spent years with tiger cubs in zoos, and proved that kindness is more effective than fierce authority; Rom Whitaker set off on an international hunt for giant crocodiles, which took him from Orissa to Egypt; and Manish Chandi tells a fascinating tale about Meroe, the rumbling Nicobar island, where he studied sea turtles and other wildlife.


Zai Whitaker
Illustrator: Uma Krishnaswamy




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About the Editor

The Editor grew up in Mumbai, in a family of naturalists. She has written novels, stories and poems for children – including Andamans Boy, Kali and the Rat Snake and Kanna Panna, published by Tulika. She now lives and works at the Madras Crocodile Bank, near Chennai, which she helped ‘Snake Man’ Rom Whitaker set up almost 40 years ago.


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