About Arefa

Outlook: A Liar’s Journey:

Outlook - A Liar Journey

#JLF2017 Rewilding a Rocky Desert: Pradip Krishen introduced by Arefa Tehsin

#JLF2017 Not Yet!: Nandana Sen introduced by Arefa Tehsin

Sakal Times: Interview 

Sweden TV: Interview (#JLF2017. Story starts at 32:20 minutes.) 

Interview in Book Trotters Club

Bookaroo: Jaipur Women’s Blog

Interview in Jaipur Women’s Blog

Interview on WeAreTheCity 

Interview on Read Fingers

Interview on the Pratham Books’ Wesbite

Interview in The Lucknow Tribune

Interview in The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka

Interview in Sakaal Times

Interview in A Thousand Wrongs, UK

Bookaroo in the City 2

Bookaroo in the City 1

Interview in The Asian Age

Chillibreeze – Interview

Interview in The Sunday Times

Interview in Chillibreeze

Interview in The Better India

Udaipur Times


About Arefa

Author of fiction and non-fiction books.

Ex-Hon. Wildlife Warden of Udaipur District, Rajasthan

Treading the jungles, playing with snakes or exploring jungle caves has always delighted Arefa as much as penning down words.


Wild in the Backyard Publisher: Puffin (Penguin)

Do Tigers Drink Blood and 13 Other Mysteries of Nature Co-authored by Raza H. Tehsin. Publisher: Red Turtle, an imprint of Rupa & Co.

The Land of the Setting Sun & Other Nature Tales Co-authored by Raza H. Tehsin. Publisher: TERI Press

The Elephant Bird Picture Book in 6 languages – Hindi, English, Urdu, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu. Publisher: Pratham Books

Iora & the Quest of Five First novel of a rainforest based fantasy series. Publisher: Fingerprint, am imprint of Prakash Books

The Steed of the Jungle God (Upcoming) Co-authored by Dr. Raza H. Tehsin. Publisher: National Book Trust (NBT)

Tales from the Wild – Co-authored by Raza H. Tehsin. Publisher: Unicorn Books, an imprint of Pustak Mahal.

Urban Shots – Bright Lights Contributed a story in the short-story anthology. Publisher: Grey Oak

Articles & Columns in:

The Indian Express, The Hindu, Outlook Money, Deccan Herald, Hindustan Times, JetWings (magazine of Jet Airways), The Times of India and TERI’s Terra Green.

Documentaries (Co-produced):

1. Daughter of Saraswati – on a project funded by Australian Geographic. Director – Himalay Tehsin

2. Rediscovery of Buddhism in India – Contribution of Sinhala Buddhists (Director/Producer – Himanay Tehsin). Broadcasted on Rupavahini, Channel Eye and The Buddhist channels (Sri Lanka) and shown in India and UK. Screened in Vesak Film Festival, Sri Lanka where it won a Merit Award.


10 thoughts on “About Arefa

  1. Wow You have achieved what said about one and half decade ago……….hope you remeber I was the one who wrote to you about creating an issue regarding the identity of leopard…..Nissar Ahmad

  2. Hi Arefa,

    We are doing an event for kids at Asiad Vilage, New Delhi on the 31st Jan-1st Feb. The event has been sponsored by OLX and is being planned on a massive scale. Our team would like you to do a story telling session or something similar for the kids.

    Please let me know your thoughts.


  3. Hey mam ,
    I am also from udaipur just wants some suggestions . I am also want to explore our jungles , would you please suggest which one is good where we find many new species .

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