A King Cobra's Summer
Set in the verdant Western Ghats, this story brings to life all the strange life forms that Kaala the king cobra comes across – the birds, the animals, the plants. How is he to find his way back to the areca nut plantation where he is the king?
Author: Janaki Lenin
Illustrator: Maya Ramaswamy
My Husband and Other Animals
In this compilation of stories, Janaki – also an animal enthusiast – gives us a peek into the zany and unpredictable world that Rom and she have built together, deep in southern India.
Published by Westland, Sept 2012
Snakes of India
This is the definitive color field guide to Indian snakes aimed at both amateurs and specialists. It concisely describes more than 150 species of snakes, both venomous and non-venomous. Many of the species covered are also found in Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Snake identification is made easy through stunning photographs and includes many of the color variations found in Indian snakes. Each species account includes description, scalation, natural history, a distribution map and look-alikes. Other sections include snakebite, snake people in India, laws protecting snakes and a complete, up to date checklist.