The Way of the Tiger was first published in the UK and US as a coffee-table book on tigers. This special South Asia edition carries Dr Karanth’s excellently written text, without the pictures. This book tells you everything you want to know about tigers. It is an outstanding primer on tigers and very simply and well-written; a scientist writing about his subject for a popular audience. The author talks about the human fascination for tigers, and then examines social and predatory behaviour in wild tigers; evolution and genetics; research and census methods; threats, past and present, to the existence of this endangered mega-carnivore; and various conservation policies necessary to reverse the decline of tigers. What sets it apart is the positive conservation message that underlines the text; the author disagrees with ‘doomsday prophecies’ and convincingly argues that wild tigers can be saved with timely action guided by reliable knowledge.