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Scent of a Game

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Burree Maada, the famous Royal Bengal tigress, the pride of the tiger gene-pool, is mysteriously missing from the high-security Kanha Tiger Reserve and a Wildlife Guard is found dead.

Mystery thickens as an old man’s surreal dream about his son, Ram—a highly successful NRI settled in Silicon Valley—being ravaged by a tiger uncannily begins to come true
Paperback, 394 pages
Published May 2014 by Rupa Publications India
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Arun Divakar
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
A coat of stripes, blackness of the night on golden fur , eyes that burn bright in the forests of the night,500 pounds of super predator : The Royal Bengal Tiger. No animal has captured my imagination as much as this erstwhile King of the Indian jungle and no animal has made me rethink how inhuman our tribe is. This great feline is on the brink of falling of into the bottomless chasm of extinction and it is nothing but the greed of humans that speed up that fall.

Every animal poached makes this m
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nice Book to read! Author convincingly pour his sentiments against tiger poaching. This is a must read for those who are tiger lovers.

Good read, again!

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Ghanshyam Saxena
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Scent of Game: A soul stirring novel
With Shrunken habitat, reduced prey –base and ever increasing biotic interference, tiger a gold and black conglomeration of strips, though a regal animal in its wild domain is constantly under the ominous shadow of extinction. Though the chivalrous days of big game hunting with craze for hide – hoarding and head – counting, have gone but still the tiger remains a much more endangered species than ever before. Accordingly the nature of our tryst with the tige
Mar 15, 2015 added it
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Yet another book with a very promising premise and lots of potential but failing in the execution. Kudos to the author for his efforts at cobbling together relevant conservation related topics like wildlife trade, poaching and tiger farming into a novel length book. There is even a tiger hunt or 'shikar' thrown in for good measure at the end to liven things up. Alas that there wasn't much continuity in the plot as we follow the protagonist from one place to another that do not seem connected but ...more
Anil Swarup
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book scores on a number of fronts. It is extremely well researched. It weaves a gripping story to drive home an important conservation related issue. The character of the chief protagonist is such that the reader can relate to his agonizing and frustrating moments. The book explores a new dimension of greed of the colonial powers and of those "natives" that pandered to this greed. Though there are references to certain aspects of CITES (perhaps to lend authenticity to the concerns about wild ...more
Pravir Krishak
Gripping and absorbing! ‘Scent of a Game’ is a wonderfully crafted thriller .
As Mr Raghav Chandra creates gripping plots and events around wildlife poaching,hunting and mafia associated with its trade,he gives us an unforgettable and masterful work of fiction with underlying social message on environmental concerns.
Sunita Yadav
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a crisp and wonderfully crafted mystery thriller which is a unique and multi-dimensional chronicle of tiger-poaching, shikar and the international trade in endangered species as it has occurred through the past several centuries.
Prof. Zamiruddin
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Raghav Chandra’s marvelous book jolts our social conscience and deserves to be read by all those who are concerned about the preservation of environment and most importantly the impending extinction of the tiger –a fast disappearing species.
Priya Varshney
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed reading the book.... it beautifully expresses the subject of paucity of tigers & the reason of their extinction.
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have read the book. Its really a good initiative by Shri Raghav Chandra for raising concern on wild life conservation. I recommend reading this book to everyone.
R.P. Shrivastava
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shalendra Kumar
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great! I agree with the review of Mr. Shakti Sinha appearing in Millenium Post Dated 8th June 2014
"The very real danger of extinction faced by the species panthera pardus, tigers in common parlance, is something that we are generally aware of. The threat from poachers is not on account of the demand for tiger skins, as in the past, but because there is an almost insatiable demand for tiger bones, blood, every organ in China. The traditional Chinese belief that virility is enhanced by consuming t

Through this book, we get a comprehensive view of the grim situation faced by our majestic national animal in the various reserved forests in India. Although it has been written as a novel, fiction appears to be just a framework on which the author wishes to hang the various nuggets of information.
In this multi dimensional tale about the threat faced by the tiger from various quarters, he has successfully delineated the unholy nexus between the politicians, bureaucrats and international poaching
Aalap Chikhalikar
Jan 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Loved the fact that this was the best researched book about tigers, poaching and their current conservation status in India & China. The author as others have noted has done extensive research into current resource depletion, poaching, mistreatment of local villagers as well as the extensive network of greed allowing wild animal parts to be traded world-wide. Very enlightening and required reading for anyone who cares to "save wild animals" anywhere.
I wish a more rigorous editor was used to make
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant description of wildlife poaching, hunting, history of hunting, international mafia that deals in wildlife trade. An excellent read! A must for all wildlife and tiger lovers and those who have been anywhere near a wildlife park, sanctuary or Tiger Reserve. Very gripping and very absorbing! If you can't have enough adventure in your life, at least read this book! ...more
Surendra Dangi
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice Novel!!!
The missing Burree Maada, though unseen and not even once physically present in the entire novel, haunts its pages like a spirit, symbolising the species of tiger that is in danger of complete extinction...
Ajay Nigam
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Marvelous book !!!!!!!!!!
Thriller about wildlife poaching.
i liked ...
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING!!!!!!!! As soon as I read the last page, I flipped it over to read it again!!!!! really loved it.
Akshay Khare
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very interesting and nice book..
Rohit Prajapati
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
its amazing about tiger tiger poaching,hunting ,mystery and many more
Chinar Mulye
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Unfortunately, several tigers have been missing from Kanha in the recent past. It may be recalled that poachers were able to kill more than thirty-five tigers in Sariska last year......
Zeba Hafiz
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is Tremendous to gain knowledge raising up the same and very nicely wrote, awareness of tigers is explained well. people must read it....!!!!!!!!
Ashfaq ahmad
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book!!
knowledge about jungle and tigers ,focused on missing Royal bengal tigress
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