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By Krupakar

Trans. by way of S.R. Ramakrishna

In a comic book case of incorrect id, natural world photographers Krupakar and Senani have been abducted one evening from their domestic on the fringe of the Bandipur nationwide Park through Veerappan, India’s ‘most dreaded bandit’. He suggestion they have been vital govt officers, and his plan was once to carry them hostage in go back for clemency and a considerable ransom. The bandit and his gang saved the hostages at the circulation within the woodland, and their purely touch with the surface global used to be through an outdated transistor radio. whereas Veerappan,who had already killed a few 250 humans, formulated innovations to strength the govt. to conform to his calls for, his hostages not just obtained a detailed examine the plant and animal variety within the forests of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, however the intimacy in their lifestyles at the run gave them an perception into Veerappan’s unusual mixture of cruelty and humanity. even though Krupakar and Senani got here from a global that was once different from that of Veerappan’s gang, the abducted and the abductors turned heavily occupied with each one other’s matters. Birds, Beasts and Bandits are a witty and poignant account of a unprecedented event with the infamous poacher and his partners.

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