Foreword. Introduction. 1. Growing up. 2. Shikar and studies. 3. Tilling the soil. 4. Dudhwa is born. 5. A prince at tiger haven. 6. Harriet and Juliette. 7. Cubs are born. 8. Tara comes to tiger haven. 9. Mameena, the storm child. 10. Tara’s travails. 11. Always Eelie. 12. The legend lives on. 13. Billy’s elusive picture trail. Photo credits. Bibliography.
Billy Arjan Singh is the only person in the world known to have hand-reared a tiger cub and retuned it to the wild. This pictorial biography is a tribute to this enigmatic man who was one of the first people to put the spotlight on tiger conservation in India. It chronicles his controversial life and times, and tells the story of his pioneering experiments in bringing up leopard and tiger cubs, in harmony with his pet dog, at his estate in Dudhwa, Uttar Pradesh.
Billy was the recipient of several awards including the Padma Bhushan, WWF Gold Medal, Order of the Golden Ark and J. Paul Getty Award and he founded the Tiger Haven Society in 2002 to carry on his work. In a world dominated by lab-coat conservationists, his voice remains a disturbing reminder of the sincere and uncompromising conservation values that should serve as an inspiration to all wildlife lovers, for all time.