A Delhi College of Art 1972 graduate, Dushyant Parasher initially worked as a
graphic designer and later as creative director for some of the leading advertising
agencies, during the seventies.
He is now a hard-core environmentalist, wildlife photographer and writer.
He has trekked extensively in Arunachal Predesh, Ladakh, Garhwal and through
Thar—the Indian desert. As a nature & wildlife photographer, he has always tried to
highlighted environmental concerns, particularly in the Himalayan region. His
tireless campaign against the degradation of Valley of Flowers in Garhwal
Himalayas during the late seventies, finally resulted in the valley being declared a
‘National Park’ to preserve its unique bio-diversity.
In 2003 he received Sir Edmund Hillary’s ‘Himalayan Environment Trust Award for
valuable contribution to the cause of Himalayan environment’.
In October-November 2010 he went on a Brahmaputra River Expedition as one of
the five member \'core team\' that did this first ever descend of the world’s highest
river from source-to-the-sea through Tibet-India-Bangladesh. It was a two month
long, 2,800 km journey on the river done in three 40hp powered, inflatable boats.
He has following pictorial books to his credit:
N.C. Hills — The enchanting land and the bird mystery of Jatinga
BHUTAN — A kingdom in the sky
(2004, Vikas) ISBN 81-259-1576-1
TEA — Legend, Life and Livelihood of India
(2006, LBS-Red River) ISBN 81-85921-02-4
ODISSI — The Dance Divine
(2007, Niyogi) ISBN 81-89738-17-8
MANAS — A Pictorial Handbook
2007, LBS-Red River) ISBN 81-85921-18-0
BODOLAND—Back to the Future
2010, LBS-Red River) ISBN 81-85921-65-2
THE ORIGINAL EDEN —Andamans and Nicobar Islands.
Interests: Nature, Wildlife, Environment
Published writer: Yes