Walk the Wild Path
Walking the Wild Path is about some exceptional people who have dedicated their lives to wildlife conservation, each a legend in his or her own right. The stories are simple and inspiring. In the Editors’ words the book attempts to put together, "a list of heroes and heroines."
Autobiographical accounts of Kartikeya V. Sarabhai, Esther David, H. Y. Mohan Ram, Romulus Whitaker, R. Sukumar, Issac Kehimkar, Ravi Chellam, Shekar Dattatri, Seema Bhatt, Deepak Dalal, Nita Shah, Qasim Mohammad and Archana Bali are merged with an interview with Sunita Singh, who is currently posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests in Nasik and a biography of Salim Ali based on his book ‘The Fall of the Sparrow’.
These stories include the one about the famous sparrow that sparked off India’s most famous ornithologist - Dr. Salim Ali; Romulus Whitaker’s association with the Madras Crocodile Bank and Isaac Kehimkar’s passionate interest in nature. Lesser-known people like Qasim Mohammad, a boatman with the Gujarat Forest Department who loves birds and Archana Bali, a zoo volunteer who plans to study forest management, also find mention. Walking the Wild Path is a fun book that will motivate and inspire young readers.
By Deepak Dalal