Book on story behind creation of India's private forest sanctuary to release on Jan 24

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New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) A new book, "From the Heart of Nature", tells an inspiring story of a couple transforming over 300 acres of barren land into India's only private wildlife sanctuary.

The book, written by Pamela Gale Malhotra, is published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI) and will hit the stands on January 24.   Coming from two rich wisdom cultures, one Native American and one Indian, Pamela and her late husband Anil Malhotra made it their mission to salvage what they could in Kodagu, Karnataka, where years of coffee-growing had ravaged and denuded the land.

Today, in its near-original form, the SAI (Save Animals Initiative) sanctuary boasts a rich variety of indigenous trees and plants as well as numerous rare and threatened species of animals, some found nowhere else on the planet.