BOOKS


1. Butterflies of Uttarakhand – A Field Guide

Published in 2017/2018 as a non-profit collaboration between the publisher M/s. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh (Dehradun) and Titli Trust (Dehradun), National Centre for Biological Sciences (Bengaluru), and Indian Foundation for Butterflies (Bengaluru), along with the state forest department. This book covers all the 500 species of butterflies that have been reported from Uttarakhand since the 1880’s. These species are illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs or digital images of butterflies. It provides key identification features and short notes on the natural history of all the species. An annotated checklist of butterflies of Uttarakhand and an extensive list of references on the butterflies of Uttarakhand is provided at the end. Read more and download sample pages ...

 


 

2. Butterflies and Moths of Pakke Tiger Reserve

Published in 2014, and the second edition in 2018, by Titli Trust (Dehradun) and Indian Foundation for Butterflies (Bengaluru). This book covers 379 species of butterflies and a select 83 species of common or striking moths from the Pakke Tiger Reserve in western Arunachal Pradesh, eastern Himalaya, India. The book contains color photographs of the majority of species, provides key features for identifying them in the field and notes on similar butterfly species to assist in identification. It also contains notes on the butterflies' natural history. Read more and download sample pages ...


 

 


 

3. Butterflies of the Garo HillsSondhiEtal ButterfliesOfGaroHills 2013 Cover

Published in 2013 by Samrakshan Trust (New Delhi), Titli Trust (Dehradun) and Indian Foundation for Butterflies (Bengaluru). This book covers 320 species of butterflies from the Garo Hills in Meghalaya, northeastern India. The book contains photographs of each of the species, provides key features for identifying them in the field and notes on similar butterfly species to assist in identification. It also contains notes on the butterflies' natural history. Butterfly hotspots in the Garo Hills along with maps of these areas are provided for reference. Read more and download sample pages ...


 

 


 

ButterflyBookCoverSmall4. Butterflies of Peninsular India

Published in 2000 by Universities Press and Indian Academy of Sciences. This is a field guide cum reference guide to the natural history of common Peninsular Indian butterflies. It is particularly targeted at students and amateurs who wish to study butterflies or observe them as a serious hobby. It is proving to be very useful to beginning butterfly enthusiasts. See details, sample pages, species accounts and color plates from this book here.





 


 

RanvedaCoverSmall5. Eka Ranvedyachi Shodhayatra (“Quest of a Naturalist”, in Marathi)

Published in 2002 by Rajhans Prakashan, Pune, India. This is a collection of popular essays on my experiences of natural history and wildlife of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in southern India. This is a winner of two literary awards, it was on a best-selling list for many months and is currently in its fifth printing. See details, sample pages and read the first chapter of the book or its English translation here.

 

 



 


 

WWFBookCover6. Phulapakharanchya Sangatit (“In the Company of Butterflies”, in Marathi)

Published in 2001 by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) – India, Pune Division. This little book was written primarily as educational material for children in underprivileged primary schools. It was produced by the Pune Division of WWF-India under the India-Canada Environment Facility and distributed in primary schools for free.