Spell of the Tiger: The Man-Eaters of the Sundarbansby Sy Montgomery
Spell of the tiger tells us all about the peculiar relationship between tigers and their human prey. Sy Montgomery tells us how it feels to know that as a human being you are, to the tiger, merely a source of meat.
Meet the Author
Known for her books that illuminate the wonders of nature for both children and adults, Sy Montgomery "is a modern miracle," says Book magazine, "bawdy, brave, inventive, prophetic, hellbent on loving this planet."
- Hancock, New Hampshire
- Date of Birth:
- February 7, 1958
- Place of Birth:
- Frankfurt, Germany
- Syracuse University: B.A., Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1979; B.A., College of Arts and Sciences, 1979
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In the peculiar area known as the Sunderbans, the tiger is the superior life form, not Homo Sapiens. In that mangrove swamp region of the world, they just regard us as another form of meat. Why do they? That's what Sy Montgomery tried to do is this enchanting, quick-reading book on the subject of maneating tigers in the Sunderbans. Maneating tigers that almost verge on the supernatural in their tenacity to get humans and ferocity without being killed. Montgomery arrives where she left off: why? These tigers have absolutely no fear of man and are incredibly smart, so you would think by now they would think of man as bad, but they haven't. Also included are interesting insights into Hindi religion particular to this region and Hindi-Muslim/Bangladeshi relations.