A Warrior Against War In The Wild
N. Kalyani
TIGER WARRIOR: FATESH SINGH RATHORE OF RANTHAMBHORE by Soonoo Taraporewala Penguin/Viking, New Delhi, 2014, 230 pp., 499
May 2014, volume 38, No 5

When I began reading Soonoo Tara- porewala’s biography of Fateh Singh Rathore, I thought I would right away begin encountering thrilling tiger tales. I was disappointed. I trudged on, nevertheless, wondering when I would sight the tiger. Of course, I was a little impatient, and so to blame. For the book is Rathore’s biography, not only a fascinating and riveting account of the tiger in the wild and the tiger warrior’s jungle trail. But then the third chapter on, the tiger began making its appearance. And the initial disappointment evaporated. Now the tiger was more and more in the foreground and lived on centre stage till the close of the book.

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