Monday, March 27, 2017

Spell of Tiger by SY Montgomery -Review




Book Name         - Spell of the Tiger
Author                  - SY Montgomery 
Publisher              - Rupa Publications
Number of Pages - 250
Publishing Year   - 2016
Edition                  - Paperback 
Price                     -399

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Rating : 4.5


My Review
After reading Man eaters of Kumaon, I was wondering if ever I could lay my hands on any book which is as engrossing and appealing as that. But yea, Montgomery proved to the world that there is nothing as ultimate. There is always a chance for more.
 Even after being read Man Eaters of Kumaon, never in her writings did she bring even a little style of narration as similar as the former. The credit goes to her perseverance and unrelenting determination. She surmounted the barrier between two unparalleled languages- English and Bengla. While her guide was a beginner in English, authoress was a novice in Bengla.Authoress has seamlessly conveyed how she comprehended te practically incoherent words into meaningful sentences and thus she managed to write a book citing the folk tales, mythological beliefs and other cultural and religious paraphernalia of the state. Never can I imagine myself taking this much effort , putting my life I  danger to write a book even though I have always dreamed of being a writer. 


Sundarbans has always been a mystery forest with their swamps and unaccounted Tiger population. Extending from Bangladesh to  West Bengal, the forest repress a lot of secrets. From eerie killings to beautiful landscapes, we can see a variety of magical experiences throughout the book. Some of instances left me wondering if what I am reading is a fiction or reality. Authoress divulges a lot of inexplicable and seemingly illogical and apparently real incidents. Had I been apprised of these events by anyone else, I wouldn't have believed the same. That much is the strangeness of the real incidents occured in the swamps of Sundarbans. 

This review is in return of a free book from the publisher  

About the author


Part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson’, as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter and radio commentator who has travelled to some of the world’s most remote wilderness for her work. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18, 000 snakes in Manitoba, swum with pink dolphins in the Amazon and has been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. She is the author of thirteen award-winning books, including her bestselling memoir, the Good Pig. Montgomery lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.