The most common birds wa see are also among the most striking. In Birds of India, Jagjit Singh takes you on a tour of the greatest aviary ever built- out earth. Illustrated in water colour and lovingly descriptive of the birds- features, habits and habitat, this is more than a mere reference book. Birds of India is a field guide for the amateur naturalist. In an India of burning forests and shrinking habitats, it is reminder of what there is to see- and a navigational tool to help see it. This book visits 200 species of birds. The reader is provided a frame of reference that is wide in scope yet clear and in-depth. Above all though, this is a loving tribute to our winged cousins, from an accomplished writer-illustrator who would love to be called their best friend.
About the Author(s)
Born in 1966, Jagjit Singh was introduced and guided into the fascinating world of ornithology by his grandfather, the late Maharaja Brijindra Singh Bahadur of Bharatpur in his garden- today known as the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. As an adept bird-watcher as well as illustrator, Jagjit has brought a stunning visual dimension to his work. The portraits in this book are all his. At present he teaches environmental science and geography at the Welham Boys School, Dehradun.