“My Husband and Other Animals”, talk on her book by Janaki Lenin — Bangalore, Oct 13, 2012
October 13, 2012
12.00 PM to 1.00 PM
Lecture Hall 1 (LH1), Ground Floor
Janaki Lenin will be giving a talk on her already-popular new book, compiling essays from her eponymous column for The Hindu, “My Husband and Other Animals”.
(More information can be had in the PDF linked to at the end of this post):
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.’
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.
For more details, click here: My Husband and Other Animals