The Tigers of Taboo Valley
- Category Red Turtle
- Format PB
- Imprint Red Turtle
- Price 295
- ISBN: 978-81-291-3004-4
- Pages: 176 pages
- Date: February 2014
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Rana Shaan-Bahadur, alpha-male tiger of Sher-Kila National Park—feted around the
world after being filmed by a wildlife photographer—is also father to four cubs, Hasti,
Masti, Phasti and Zafraan. When their mother, the beauteous Raat-ki-Rani falls to a
poacher’s bullets, Shaan-Bahadur suddenly finds himself a single parent, a matter of
great shame for a male tiger. To escape the taunts of the other tigers, he moves to the
dreaded Taboo Valley, an abandoned area with a dark history inside the national park.
But Khoon-Pyaasa, the poacher, is on the prowl, determined to kill the magnificent
Shaan-Bahadur, as are Shaan’s rivals for the position of alpha-male. And deadliest of
them all, ASKAA—Al-Seekh Kabab Atankvad Andolan—an underground group of
porcupine terrorists, have sworn to exterminate all tigers and will stop at nothing till
they get their quills into Shaan-Bahadur and his cubs.
A hilarious and touching story of wildlife politics, fearsome terrorist tactics, dysfunctional
tiger families and more, The Tigers of Taboo Valley is Ranjit Lal at his very best.