The Untold Stories of Indian Tigers, is a unique book, with the stories of Indian tigers located in the vast picturesque jungles dotted with rivulets and lakes and old structures of forts and temples of Ranthambore and other Tiger Reserves. These Ranthambore tigers have flashed in news, have been photographed innumerable times, and some of them are very popular in the annals of the history of Indian tigers. The short stories of these tigers are presented in a distinct, never before way of peeping into their heart and mind and creating a fictionalized account of their lives. These interesting page-turning stories on the lives of the tigers leave unparalleled impressions of life lessons on the minds of readers. These fictionalized truths are both engaging and touching. The stories of Indian tigers cover a whole panorama of human emotions, from the pain of a mother tiger seeing her son s life snuffed out breath by breath with the poison of the poachers to the famous brave fight with a crocodile of a tigress to save the hunt for her cubs. This beautiful collage of emotions and real-life scenic representations will be enjoyed by readers of all age groups. Illustrated with relevant photographs, very kindly shared by famous wildlife photographers, The Untold Stories of Indian Tigers, written by Nikhilesh Shrikhande, is a significant contribution and a novel attempt in propagating the cause of mother nature, the balance of life and wildlife protection. Excerpt I learned I could not run away from my fears. I have to protect my kill from predators. I have to protect my territory. I need to be more responsible for my family. The lake was the same and had similar challenges. A crocodile once again snatched my hunt, but this time I was determined to protect my hunt and fight my fears. Without thinking twice, I charged on her with all my fury. She responded with a loud barking of her jaw. I tried to topple her off my kill, but every time she regained her position by lashing her powerful tail vigorously, Machli the great warrior narrated. I was learning from my mistakes. You fought with a Crocodile!! Said Jhumaru in disbelief. Yes, I had to fight. I had a family to feed. After several attempts, I managed to straddle on the crocodile s neck and ripped a large piece of flesh. The bite had the desired effect she shook herself free and moved off towards the lake. I dragged my kill.