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Jungu, the Baiga Princess

by Vithal Rajan and Srivi Kalyan Zubaan Books
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Pbk 112 pages
AU$29.99 NZ$30.43
Product Status: Out of Print - This title is no longer available
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When Sunil is sent to stay with his Uncle Vish, he doesn't know quite what to expect.All he knows is that it's a long way from the city to the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, and that his Uncle's job is to protect the tigers that live there. Befriended by a little Adivasi girl called Jungu, Sunil soon has to face some tough questions. If the tigers are to survive, then the people must be moved out of the forest. But what will happen to Jungu and all the other Baiga villagers? Don't they have a right to be there? And meanwhile, there's a very real, very dangerous gang of poachers to be caught... Vithal Rajan's delightful tale of an unusual friendship between a city boy and an Adivasi girl introduces, children to the magical world of the Baigas, teaching tolerance, respect and the importance of protecting the natural environment.
Vithal Rajan is the former director of the World-Wide Fund for Nature International and the Right Livelihood Award Sweden. He is founding counselor of the World Future Council and on the faculty of Transcend Global Peace University. Srivi Kalyan is an award-winning author and illustrator and founder and director of Fooniverse Arts.