Water in the Wilderness: Life in the Coast, Deserts, and Mountains of Pakistan
The book aims at highlighting the seamless beauty, culture, flora and fauna of Pakistan. The central message of Water in the Wilderness is that economic growth, with its zeal for modern transformation, may cause the loss of ancient and fragile fusions that form the people and nature of
Pakistan - a region at the crossroads of civilization.
Beyond the central plains of the River Indus there are places in Pakistan on which little is known or written. Fragile freshwater areas of lakes, saltpans and rivers are where nature and people live as they have for centuries in unbroken continuum. While modern outlooks fail to recognize their
Using unpublished scientific findings, firsthand travel, and English language historical accounts, the book takes the general reader close to rare destinations. New scientific information commonly relegated to specialists is woven into the text to deepen insight into geography, wildlife and culture
The chapters are organized around three sections: Makran Coast; Central Deserts; and the Northern Mountains of Pakistan. Each chapter tells its own story around a particular region on which little has been written or known. For example, Hingol in the Makran Coast, that contains Hinglaj, an ancient