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Wild Tales from the Wild

Saad Bin Jung

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For the weary urban dweller, the verdant Mangala valley near the Bandipur National Park in Karnataka, would seem like a haven of peace and tranquillity. Appearances could not be more deceptive, as Saad Bin Jung discovered after forsaking his life in the city for a stone cottage in the valley. If the surrounding jungles were teeming with wildlife of... every variety, the life that the humans of the area led was no less wild. Here, he recounts the adventures that he had with some of them: the leopard who moved into ‘bison cottage’, the dining hall cobra, the magnificent Mangala tiger, Torn Ears, the most-photographed gaur of his time, and the elephants whom he loved with a passion, Colonel Hathi, Jayaprakash and even the Right-chipped Tusker with his bullying ways, amongst them.

Not to be outdone were the members of the Kuruba tribe and other humans – Mr B, the family expert, the elderly manager with a raging libido, the gorgeous foreign girls who almost saw him booted out of the family – who came to share his life at Bush Betta, the wildlife resort that he set up in 1991.

Hair-raising and hilarious, these are stories that anyone who has had a taste of the wilds, or wished that they could, will enjoy, as much for their drama and comedy as for the many fascinating insights into animal behaviour that they convey. No less compelling is the message between the lines: the grandeur and beauty of India’s forests, and the need to preserve them at all costs.

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  • Saad Bin Jung hails from the erstwhile royal families of Bhopal, Pataudi, and the aristocratic family of Paigah of Hyderabad so it was natural that he grew up with cricket and love for wildlife in his blood. But what was not normal was the streak of independence and a desire to remain far from the maddening crowd, hugging the solitude of nature. Born in Delhi in 1960, educated in Hyderabad, Saad flirted with cricket for a few years where he achieved international recognition, but an illness at the age of twenty saw him walk out of the game and take to conservation and wildlife with great passion. He has dedicated his life to finding solutions to the man–animal conflict. In his endeavour to conserve wildlife, he has created awareness against ills that plague rural Indian society and has provided vocational training to the locals of the areas he worked in (near Bandipur, Nagarhole, and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary of Karnataka), giving them hope and a way to make a legitimate living. He was a member of the Wildlife Advisory Board of Karnataka for a few years.

    He is the author of Subhan and I: My Adventures with Angling Legend of India, as well as a columnist, a conservationist, an angler, and a photographer. He runs a very successful jungle resort Bush Betta near Bandipur, an angling camp in the heart of Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, and a top-of-the-line boutique and exclusive wildlife camp on the banks of Kabini river near Nagarhole National Park (also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park) called The Bison, all of which he had founded.

ISBN
9.78817E+12
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
240
Weight (kg)
0.4
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
General Non-Fiction
Published Date
11/05/23
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Saad Bin Jung hails from the erstwhile royal families of Bhopal, Pataudi, and the aristocratic family of Paigah of Hyderabad so it was natural that he grew up with cricket and love for wildlife in his blood. But what was not normal was the streak of independence and a desire to remain far from the maddening crowd, hugging the solitude of nature. Born in Delhi in 1960, educated in Hyderabad, Saad flirted with cricket for a few years where he achieved international recognition, but an illness at the age of twenty saw him walk out of the game and take to conservation and wildlife with great passion. He has dedicated his life to finding solutions to the man–animal conflict. In his endeavour to conserve wildlife, he has created awareness against ills that plague rural Indian society and has provided vocational training to the locals of the areas he worked in (near Bandipur, Nagarhole, and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary of Karnataka), giving them hope and a way to make a legitimate living. He was a member of the Wildlife Advisory Board of Karnataka for a few years.

    He is the author of Subhan and I: My Adventures with Angling Legend of India, as well as a columnist, a conservationist, an angler, and a photographer. He runs a very successful jungle resort Bush Betta near Bandipur, an angling camp in the heart of Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, and a top-of-the-line boutique and exclusive wildlife camp on the banks of Kabini river near Nagarhole National Park (also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park) called The Bison, all of which he had founded.

ISBN
9.78817E+12
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
240
Weight (kg)
0.4
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
General Non-Fiction
Published Date
11/05/23
Publisher
Roli Books