The Vanishing takes an unflinching look at the unacknowledged crisis that India’s faces, Bringing to the fore the ecocide that the country’s growth story is leaving in its wake- laying to waste its forests, endangering its wildlife, even tigers whose increasing numbers shield the real story of how development projects are tearing their habitat to shreds. It tells us why extinction matters, linking the fats of wildlife to ours. The end of the gharial, an ancient crocodilian, signifies that the clear, fast flowing rivers that are our lifelines are stilled and poisoned. The author deconstructs the raging human-wildlife conflicts to show wild elephants as peaceable creatures and weaves a beautiful tale of their bond with their protectors.
With the high decibel development versus environment debate dominating headlines, the book reveals how the development at all costs model threatens our ecological and economic security. The author travels to far-flung forests to give an eyewitness account, and an insider’s view of India vanishing natural heritage. The vanishing is a sharp and stirring read about today’s desperate scenarios and the quest for hope for a wild India.[3d-flip-book mode=”fullscreen” urlparam=”fb3d-page” id=”13141″ title=”false” template=”short-white-book-view”]