Bikram Grewal

An eminent ornithologist, author

Bikram Grewal grew up in the dense evergreen forests of India’s North-east where he first developed his love for birds.

He attended the famous Lawrence School, Sanawar, the first educational institute to earn the King’s Colours in the British Empire. He studied Chinese History and the Mandarin Language in Delhi University. He also attended university in England and America.

Bikram Grewal made publishing his career and worked in England, Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to Delhi to set up operations for Dorling Kindersley. He was the Managing Director for Asia for over a decade. He gave up full-time publishing to devote his time to the conservation of Indian wildlife, especially working on rare birds.

He now serves as a trustee of several wildlife-based institutions and also acts as a consultant on eco-tourism to several Indian states. He is currently helping the Government of Nagaland, set up a five-year bio-diversity conservation programme.

He has written over 30 books on birds of the subcontinent. His other books cover diverse subjects diverse subjects, ranging from travel to the joys of collecting British natural-history art. He helped conceive the ‘birdsofindia’ website, which is now the biggest birding site in India and is ranked amongst the top ten birding sites in the world.

He is a trustee of the Wildlife Preservation Society of India (WPSI).  He was awarded the Lifetime Award for spreading awareness about birds and conservation in India. He is also a full professor in IIT Kanpur. And and guest lecturer at Ashoka University,  When not travelling, he spends his time between his farm in Dehradun, where he grows rare plants and his boat in the Sundarbans.

An eminent ornithologist, best-selling author, and delightful speaker. He is the acclaimed author of several photo-guides to the birds of the Indian Subcontinent, which have become standards of the genre. He is also a co-author of the path-breaking Atlas of the birds of Delhi and Haryana.