In a civilized, densely populated world, few areas remain where animals still roam. Ironically, India is one of those areas. The author's years of residence there qualify her to present authoritative information on the fascinating creatures of that land. The first and largest section of the book is concerned with descriptions and anecdotes of wild life. Carefully studied are the habits of the elephant (India's best loved animal), the deceivingly shrewd monkey, the great Indian rhinoceros and many other jungle dwellers. Part two comprises a discussion of domestic animals such as cattle, sheep and camels, and Part three examines the Indian attitude toward animals as it is reflected in art and religion. For American children sophisticated in rockets and robots, the glimpse of another aspect of the twentieth century should prove valuable.