The latest book by Arefa Tehsin, who hails from Udaipur and is the daughter of the renowned Udaipur based naturalist Dr.Raza H. Tehsin, has just been published by the distinguished international publishing house Penguin (Puffin India). The Ex-Honorary Wildlife Warden of Udaipur, Arefa contributes regular columns and features to national dailies and magazines like The Hindu, Deccan Herald Outlook Money, Jet Wings and Tera Green.
Her book co-authored with Dr. Raza H. Tehsin, The Land of the Setting Sun and Other Nature Tales has recently been taken up as a textbook in the much acclaimed international school of India – Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai.
So what is Wild in the Backyard about?We may think that wilderness and wildlife are confined to forests, but that’s not true. Author Arefa Tehsin tells the children and adults about the animals that inhabit our city’s ecosystems with us and even our own homes!
About Wild in the Backyard:
Ever wondered why this world’s called a rat race?
Why does your teacher call you the chatter bird of the class?
How did those dratted lice get in your hair?
Let’s find out the answers to these and more in this exciting one-of-a-kind backyard-jungle book. Wilderness and wildlife aren’t just confined to the forests; there is a whole lot of wild in our own backyards! Some of these critters are awake with you inthe day. Others wake up when you go to bed…
Discover the hunters and the hunted, the diggers and the tunnellers, the raptors andthe roaches, roaming around under our very noses. Say hi to them and take a look at their home, which, incidentally, is also ours.
Arefa’s other published books include Tales from the Wild, The Land of the Setting Sun & Other Nature Tales, The Elephant Bird (translated in 6 languages), Do Tigers Drink Blood & 13 Other Mysteries of Nature and Iora & the Quest of Five.