A work of non fiction, the book highlights one man’s courageous and sometimes frus-trating but always enduring struggle against politicians. He is often confronted by apathy in his quest to help protect the rhino. But he also enjoys small victories and help and support from unexpected quarters.
Hemanta Mishra was the man who helped create the Chitwan National Park. The book spans the author’s journey of three decades that is still far from over. Moving and tough, and at times brutal, just like the animal, this is a book for the almost adult upwards.
The Soul of the Rhino is a story that highlights Mishra’s love and passion to protect and nurture the great one-horned rhino, amidst chaotic politics and conservative attitudes to conservation! It is also a well documented and fitting self tribute to the author’s life, his perseverance and how it changed Nepal’s wildlife conservation strategy