He was the first Indian to systematically study ecology and the birds of the Indian
subcontinent. For generations of bird-watchers and ornithologists, Salim Ali's beautifully
illustrated and meticulously written bird books were their first exposure to the world of
This is the delightful story of the man whose name has become a legend in the field
of Indian ornithology. The driving force behind the Bombay Natural History Society, Salim
Ali was the most outspoken advocate of the conservation of India's avifauna. His pioneering
work helped to preserve the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary near Bharatpur, which Salim Ali
described as no less a wonder than the Taj Mahal.
The Charitavali Series
Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The
series presents the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, social
reformers, pioneers of industry, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians,
dancers and film stars, writers and sports people.
These biographical have been written for the reader who is curious about the life,
achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written
in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their
times come alive for the reader.
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