The Story of Cheetah: Of Extinction and Reintroduction in India
Diwakar Sharma
THE STORY OF INDIA’S CHEETAHS by By Divyabhanusinh MARG Publications, 2023, 324 pp., INR 2350.00
February 2024, volume 48, No 2

The cheetah is an animal that has a distinguished popularity in India along with the lion and the tiger—despite having become extinct in India during the last century. In most of the cases, the people mistakenly identify the leopard as cheetah!

The Story of India’s Cheetahs by Divyabhanusinh Chavda has been written with the intent to arouse interest in the animal and to create an awareness about the Cheetah reintroduction programme. The book provides knowledge about the cheetah from pre-historical times to the present-day efforts for conservation of the species in India. During this journey one also gets a glimpse about wild animal distribution in India and their significance in societies during these periods.

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