The author is absolutely in love with the little known islands of the Nicobars and the simple people who live a peaceful life there. He has visited the region several times before and after the tsunami of December 2004. This book is a gripping description of a ‘forgotten archipelago’ and the tsunami aftermath that completely transformed the islands. The documentation of the pre-tsunami Nicobars is a valuable historical record. The book is also an exceptional attempt by a single individual to record the multidimensional changes following the disaster. Nicobar Islands: In Nature’s Kingdom introduces the reader to a region that is mysterious and awe-inspiring. It is a chance to explore this remote area of the country that reveals the splendour and beauty of nature and its catastrophic power.