September 27, 2017
6:30PM to 8:00PM
Sapna Book House
No.32, Residency Road, Near Brigade Road Junction, (Next to Hyundai Showroom), Bengaluru – 560025
About the book
‘The Vanishing’ takes an unflinching look at the unacknowledged crisis that India’s wildlife faces, bringing to 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 fate 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 conflict to show wild elephants as peaceable creatures and weaves a beautiful tale of their bond with their protectors.
Bengaluru book launch
Dr. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science-Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society, will introduce the author Prerna Singh Bindra.
This will be followed by a panel discussion by Rohin Mohan, Independent journalist and author, Praveen Bhargav, Trustee, Wildlife First and Prerna Singh Bindra.
Also joining us will be Dr. PJ Dilip Kumar former Director General of Forests & Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.
About the author
Prerna Singh Bindra has been at the forefront of the battle to conserve India’s wildlife for over a decade. She served as a member of the National Board for Wildlife and its core standing committee (2010–13), and on Uttarakhand’s State Board for Wildlife. Prerna’s primary focus is protecting wildlife habitats and critically endangered species. She is guest faculty for a module for popular writing at the National Centre for Biological Sciences.
She is a widely published author with over 1500 pieces on nature and wildlife. She has authored The King and I: Travels in Tigerland and edited Voices in the Wilderness: Contemporary Wildlife Writing. Her book for children, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Tiger, is a recent release. Prerna lives in Gurgaon but her heart, she says, resides in the forest.