Nature Writing For Children: The Tigers of Taboo Valley

Ranjit Lal, author of The Tigers of the Taboo Valley, in conversation with Shashwat D C, on how nature stories can be a great way to make children conscious of the flora and fauna

Nature writing 31 Mar 2023

What happens when Rana Shaan-Bahadur of the Sher-Kila National Park, decides to do something very un-tigerly’, namely raise his cubs?

The Tigers of Taboo Valley is a story of wildlife politics and fearsome terrorist tactics, said in a light-entertaining manner. 

Catch the author, Ranjit Lal, in conversation with Shashwat DC, as he delves into the art of writing for children and writing on nature.

Nature writing for children is a genre of writing that introduces children and young adults to the wonders of nature and the importance of sustainable living. To deepen our collective engagement with this genre, Azim Premji University brings you a Webinar series Seeking Sustainability: Nature Writing For Children.

This is part of the overall Seeking Sustainability umbrella. The series will be of special interest to parents, children, educators, and book lovers everywhere. 

About the speaker

Ranjit Lal is the author of over 45 books — fiction and non-fiction — for children and adults who are children. His abiding interest in natural history, birds, animals, and insects is reflected in many of his books: The Crow Chronicles, The Life and Times of Altu Faltu, The Small Tigers of Shergarh; The Simians of South Block and the Yum-yum Piglets, The Tigers of Taboo Valley, Bambi, Chops and Wag; Birds from My Window; The Birds of Delhi; Wild City, The Trees of Medley Gardens, The Little Ninja Sparrows, Rumble in the Jungle, 365 Nature Stories, etc. 

About the moderator

Shashwat D C is part of the research team at Azim Premji University. He is a blogger with sus​tain​abil​i​tyze​ro​.com. With a deep interest in history and mythology, he is also a passionate champion of the environment and biodiversity. He writes on issues related to sustainability, sustainable development, and the environment.