Author Nilimkumar Khaire is a herpetologist. The present book
consists of information of 46 different species of snakes found in the states of Maharashtra,
Goa and Karnataka. The book also is very much informative and reliable as it describes
the existing Marathi and English name of each snake, its scientific name, the area or region
in which it is found, its local name in that region, characteristic features, and excellent
illustrative photos are provided.
Moreover, it has a classification of each snake whether it is poisonous,
semipoisonous or non-poisonous and also are mentioned to recognize their features through their
Another useful feature of the book is that it is quite informative on
the points like how to avoid snake bite, effects of a poisonous snake bite, first-aid, and
techniques to tie up bandage, care taken when you find a snake in your house and some traditional
myths and beliefs. Tabular classification is also an added advantage for the snakes of various
colours, shapes, skins etc.