Remembering 'The Last White Hunter'
Last male heir of the Anderson family, Donald Anderson, son of the iconic Kenneth Anderson, hunter and jungle story teller, leaves indelible imprints on the reader's mind. A book biographical in nature about Donald Anderson written by his friend, a young computer engineer Joshua Mathew, imparts a graphic picture about the exploits of Donald.
The book titled 'The Last White hunter', deals with the romance of nature.
If Kenneth was good with gun and pen, Donald had a passion for gun, for the gunshots reverberated in the jungles. That was the music of nature too.
Donald enjoyed the beauty and whispers of nature, it was an enthralling experience for him. His dreams and encounters with nature would have faded into oblivion if Joshua Mathew had not dug the past with an insight and forensic approach. He compiled his notes and did a research oriented work to bring to light Donald Anderson.
Donald felt the mystery and magic of nature and wildlife of the South Indian jungles. They are portrayed to make the reader fall for the book. If his father was iconic, Donald too deserves the epithet. Donald was born in Bangalore and grew up there.
In his own words,"the joy of sitting in an Indian jungle is an indescribable feeling." Many people who took to hunting, agreed with him that hunting is an exciting sport, at the same time he cared for the wildlife.
Joshua Mathew could collect immense materials that throws light on the personality of Donald. His hunting was on a different footing when he is in the jungle with a gun. He attained a state of Nirvana. He had his rules as a hunter. He never shot female animals or young ones. The author highlights different facets of Donald and his reflections like musings in a machine.