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Jungle Chronicles

Author Name: V. Sundararaju | Format: Paperback | Genre : Outdoors & Nature | Other Details

How does the Forest Department tackle a raging forest fire? When an elephant ran amok, how was the pachyderm brought under control? What happens to the mammoth marine animals that are caught or stranded?

Jungle Chronicles narrates the adventurous experiences of V. Sundararaju, a former Indian Forest Service Officer while he served in Tamil Nadu Forest Department, over a period of 36 years. Interesting encounters with denizens of the deep forests certainly pique curiosity—the author’s firsthand experiences are shared in this book and give rise to intriguing questions. The painstaking efforts by the author to protect the Eastern Ghats provide a picturesque view of the events.

The book is dedicated to the ‘Warriors’ of the Tamil Nadu Forest Department, who have sacrificed their precious lives to protect the wild, and show the high respect and regard they had for nature. May the sweet memories you gain while you read Jungle Chronicles be ever-lingering in your mind!

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V. Sundarraju

Born into an agricultural family in Vairichettipalayam, Trichy, V. Sundararaju served in Tamil Nadu Forest Department for more than 36 years in various capacities such as Forest Range Officer, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Regional Manager, Divisional Forest Officer, Deputy Conservator of Forests and District Forest Officer till he retired from service in 2011.

The six-time author continues to write and publish scientific articles, while being a consultant for the Society for Social Forestry Research and Development Tamil Nadu (SSFRDT). He currently also serves as the President of the forum Society for Conservation of Nature (SOFCON).

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