Spell Of The Tiger By Sy Montgomery


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Spell Of The Tiger

After reading Man-eaters of Kumaon, I was wondering if ever I could lay my hands on any book which is as engrossing and appealing as that. But yea, Montgomery proved to the world that there is nothing as ultimate. There is always a chance for more.

Even after being read Man-Eaters of Kumaon, never in her writings did she bring even a little style of narration as similar as the former. The credit goes to her perseverance and unrelenting determination. She surmounted the barrier between two unparalleled languages- English and Bangla. While her guide was a beginner in English, authoress was a novice in Bangla. The authoress has seamlessly conveyed how she comprehended te practically incoherent words into meaningful sentences and thus she managed to write a book citing the folk tales, mythological beliefs and other cultural and religious paraphernalia of the state. Never can I imagine myself taking this much effort, putting my life I  danger to write a book even though I have always dreamed of being a writer.

Sundarbans has always been a mystery forest with their swamps and unaccounted Tiger population. Extending from Bangladesh to  West Bengal, the forest represses a lot of secrets. From eerie killings to beautiful landscapes, we can see a variety of magical experiences throughout the book. Some of the instances left me wondering if what I am reading is a fiction or reality. Authoress divulges a lot of inexplicable and seemingly illogical and apparently real incidents. Had I been apprised of these events by anyone else, I wouldn’t have believed the same. That much is the strangeness of the real incidents occurred in the swamps of Sundarbans.

About The Book:

Paperback: 260 pages

Publisher: Aleph Book Company

Language: English

About The Author:

‘Part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson’, as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter and radio commentator who has travelled to some of the world’s most remote wilderness for her work. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18, 000 snakes in Manitoba, swum with pink dolphins in the Amazon and has been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. She is the author of thirteen award-winning books, including her bestselling memoir, the Good Pig. Montgomery lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.

Other Works By The Author:

Journey Of Pink Dolphins

  The Man-Eating Tigers Of Sunderbans

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Rakhi was born in a small town in Kerala. Born and brought up as a quintessential small town girl, she had always been ambitious and goal-oriented. After her masters in Biotechnology and Business Administration, she joined as an HR recruiter in a consulting firm. Her eight-year-old love life blossomed into marriage in 2010 and she joined her husband’s family business. Blessed with three children, she is a full time mother and an author. Her passion for literature made her the author of the poetry collection Un-assuaged- The blossoms of my imaginations. She also owns two blogs https://rakhijayashankar.blogspot.in and http://jayashankarrakhi.wordPress.com

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