Birds, Beasts and Bandits: 14 Days with Veerappan by Krupakar

By Krupakar

Trans. by means of S.R. Ramakrishna

In a comic book case of wrong identification, natural world photographers Krupakar and Senani have been abducted one evening from their domestic on the fringe of the Bandipur nationwide Park via Veerappan, India’s ‘most dreaded bandit’. He concept they have been vital executive officers, and his plan used to be to carry them hostage in go back for clemency and a considerable ransom. The bandit and his gang stored the hostages at the flow within the wooded area, and their simply touch with the surface international was once through an outdated transistor radio. whereas Veerappan,who had already killed a few 250 humans, formulated concepts to strength the govt to conform to his calls for, his hostages not just obtained an in depth examine the plant and animal variety within the forests of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, however the intimacy in their lifestyles at the run gave them an perception into Veerappan’s unusual mixture of cruelty and humanity. even though Krupakar and Senani got here from a global that was once different from that of Veerappan’s gang, the abducted and the abductors grew to become heavily curious about each one other’s matters. Birds, Beasts and Bandits are a witty and poignant account of a unprecedented event with the infamous poacher and his partners.

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