The late Guy Mountfort was a founder of the Worldwide Fund for Nature and his outstanding portrayals of the wildlife and wilderness of Asia and Africa have been rightly acclaimed. He died in 2003 aged 97. His text has been updated, and a new introduction written, by leading Indian naturalist and conservationist Hashim Tyabji. Gerald Cubitt is one of the world's leading natural history photographers. The images in Wild India were specially commissioned for the book.