The Tigers of Taboo Valley

by Ranjit Lal

  • Category Red Turtle
  • Format PB
  • Imprint Red Turtle
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3004-4
  2. Pages: 176 pages
  3. Date: February 2014


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.


RANJIT LAL has written books for both adults and children. Some of his books
include The Crow Chronicles, The Life and Times of Altu-Faltu, Bossman and the
Kala Shaitan, Birds from my Window. He has been a winner of the Crossword Best
Children’s Book Award for Faces in the Water.

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