My Husband & Other Animals

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Author : Janaki Lenin

9789381626726 | PB | pp. 296 | 2012 | Westland

Entertaining, playful and downright amusing, the essays shed light on the kingdoms of beasts and plants.

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Rom felt that all the trappings of the human world interfered with his ability to find king cobras. So he discarded his watch and shoes and stripped down to a loin cloth. Not the best attire for his first brush with the devil nettle!’ what’s it like being married to Rom Whitaker– herpetologist, wildlife conservationist and founder of the Madras Snake Park and Madras Crocodile Bank?. Janaki Lenin, his wife, tells us, ‘There’s never a dull moment’. In this compilation of stories, Janaki– also an animal enthusiast– gives us a peek into the zany and unpredictable world that Rom and she have built together, deep in southern India. They battle tree frogs that insist on colonising their house, travel to the wilds of the world pursuing venomous snakes and monster crocodiles, devote precious hours to befriending Gila monsters, playing with porcupines and taming opinionated shrews. Entertaining, playful and downright amusing, the essays shed light on the kingdoms of beasts and plants. They provide flashes of insight into animal disposition, relate human stories about the world and our place in it and demystify nature’s secret code. Most of all, they highlight Rom and Janaki’s wide-eyed wonder at sharing this diverse planet with all creatures, large and small.

Additional information

Author:

Janaki Lenin

ISBN:

9789381626726

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

296

Year of Publication:

2012

Publisher:

Westland

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Janaki Lenin has always had an interest in animals but living with Rom took it to the stratospheric level. They lived in the Madras Crocodile Bank for a few years, surrounded by thousands of crocodiles, snakes, turtles, and lizards. Rom and Janaki made documentaries about wildlife in wild places for a living. When they moved to their farm in rural Tamil Nadu, Janaki thought it would be a perfect retreat after the many arduous months of filming. Instead, a whole new set of challenges popped up– from pesky tree frogs and adamant Russell’s vipers to a dog-eating leopard. She thinks she’s made her peace with the many wild creatures who have staked claim to their farm, but who knows what tomorrow may bring. Rom and Janaki livewith four dogs, a pair of emus, a flock of geese and a pig. It’s her childhood dream come true.

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