Ankush Days, the story of Ishtiaq mahout of Corbett Tiger Reserve

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BOOK DETAILS: Book Weight : 340 gms
Paperback : 245 pages
Dimensions : 5 inch x 8 cm
ISBN : 978-81-947980-3-3
Publisher : Xtraordinary Life Media Pvt Ltd

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ANKUSH DAYS
the story of Ishtiaq mahout of Corbett
Tiger Reserve
by
Aqeel Farooqi

ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book tells the story of legendary mahout Ishtiaq. He actively served in the Corbett Tiger Reserve during the eighties and nineties. Corbett Park goers from that period are sure to have had the pleasure of an elephant safari with Ishtiaq and his elephant Rumbha. He was an excellent raconteur of jungle tales, drawn from his lifetime experience of forest life. His humour, wit and dialect were unmatched, and when he held forth on exciting stories of the ‘tayger’ – as he pronounced tiger – it used to be spell-binding….
He is no more, but a man like Ishtiaq needs to be talked about and remembered. He was a veritable storehouse of jungle lore, and had great stories about Corbett Park, its tigers, its maneaters, the tiger hunts that he was a part of, during times when royals and forest officers actively pursued shikar. The author’s recollections about Ishtiaq’s narratives are quite vivid, and he has penned them all in this book.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Aqeel Farooqi is an M.Sc (Zoology) and an MBA. He is a retired government officer, based at Lucknow. He has served for 31 years in the Uttar Pradesh State Transport Department. His passion for forests and wildlife has been consistent and undeterred all through his life. He has been voluntarily involved with conservation organizations like WPSI and IBCN. He has spent a lot of time in learning and imbibing the nuances of jungle craft from his forest sojourns and interactions with people involved with wildlife and its conservation.
This is his first book.
 
BOOK DETAILS:
Book Weight : 340 gms
Paperback : 245 pages
Dimensions : 5 inch x 8 cm
ISBN : 978-81-947980-3-3
Publisher : Xtraordinary Life Media Pvt Ltd
 
ORDERING DETAILS:
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Name : Xtraordinary Life Media Pvt Ltd
Bank : Kotak Mahindra Bank
Branch : Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
IFSC : KKBK0005196
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Cost : Rs. 350
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