Overview for Jawai: Land of the Leopard
JAWAI - Land of the Leopard, celebrates the authors' association with the Jawai region of South Western Rajasthan. SUJÁN opened JAWAI, a pioneering luxury tented camp in this area of sprawling wilderness and culture - a landscape in India, unique for its high density of leopards, who co-exist in close proximity to the villagers and Rabari tribesman they share the land with. The book is a showcase of this area of astounding natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage. Jawai is a part of the Godwar region that lies in south-western Rajasthan, between the eminent citadels of Jodhpur and Udaipur - former capitals of the medieval kingdoms of Marwar and Mewar. The area derives its name from the seasonal Jawai River, whose waters flow into and form the Jawai Bandh, one of Rajasthan's largest reservoirs, creating a haven for biodiversity in a rural setting. This book illustrates a pace of life that still exists, sought but seldom found, in today's fast paced world as well as SUJÁN's successful efforts to create a sustainable model for Conservation Tourism which directly benefits local communities and wildlife.
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Jaisal Singh (Author)
Jaisal Singh first went to Ranthambhore in 1979, aged just eight weeks and has spent a significant amount of time there since. He has been obsessd with wildlife, particularly tigers, since he can remember. Jaisal was the first to observe and document a tiger fighting with and killing a crocodile- the first such record in the natural history of the tiger. His unique footage featured in a wildlife documentary which was aired on the BBC and this apart, he has captured many other rare wildlife sequences on film, both still and moving.