The Illustrated Salim Ali: The Fall Of A Sparrow

The Fall of a Sparrow tells the real life story of adventure and self-discovery of S?lim Ali, India’s original bird man. Chronicling an era gone by and vividly describing forgotten landscapes, this engaging tale describes how a childhood curiosity for nature and an intrepid adventuring spirit led to an unusual career choice. Eighty-seven at the time of writing and an internationally renowned figure, Ali vividly describes his childhood adventures in the wild and subsequent expeditions to almost every part of the Indian subcontinent. The birdwatching stories are interspersed with lively details of family life and youthful adventuring. The more than 100 visuals-comprising photographs, line drawings, and paintings of birds by past masters like G.M. Henry, J.P. Irani, and C.J.F. Coombs-are an unusual feature of this adapted edition. These paintings were originally prepared for the ten-volume Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan (OUP, 1971) which continues to be in print even today. The colour plate section, featuring some of these paintings in their original avatar, makes this illustrated edition a delight both for young readers and for collectors.


Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist

Book Details


Not Available


Salim Ali

Reading Period

14 Days

ISBN: 978-0195687477


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Illustrated Salim Ali: The Fall Of A Sparrow”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *