The forests of India are not just a national heritage, but they are also critical for our country s survival. In Wildlife Chronicles, avid nature lover Adit Jain brings us closer to the various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India. Diverse in landscape and biota from the dry deciduous to the evergreen, from the temperate and alpine to the deserts India s forests provide a haven for countless species of birds and animals, many of which are unique and endemic to their regions. Written as a travelogue-cum-information guide, the book describes the flora and fauna within the parks, must-see places for travellers, places to stay and the best time of the year to visit. The book has two purposes. First, generate interest amongst its readers in wildlife and conservation. Second, provide a travel guide of sorts. Apart from documenting several anecdotes and learnings that the author has gained during his travels, the book comprises sumptuous photographs of various animal and bird species taken by the author. The next time you visit a wildlife reserve, do not make the sighting of the tiger the primary objective, instead try to appreciate holistically the forest and its inhabitants. About the Author: Adit Jain established IMA India, an economic and business research company in 1994, and continues to serve as its Chairman and Editorial Director. He has over the years authored over a thousand articles in the domain of economics, politics, conservation, international affairs and business practices. He is a non-executive Director on the boards of Chemplast Sanmar, Cuddalore Vinyls and PR Pundit Public Relations. He previously served on the boards of Shriram Transport Finance, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam, Engineers India Ltd, Certification Engineers International Limited and Indosolar. Adit works closely with forest authorities in Madhya Pradesh towards education, community and social initiatives. His foundation sponsors the education of thousands of school children in the national parks of central India. In 2009, Adit was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London. A keen wildlife photographer, he travels extensively in the Indian Himalayas and spends time at national parks in India and East Africa.