While this extraordinary book is delivered as a work of fiction, Caves for the Uninitiated contains valuable, real-world information about caves and cave sciences. It is based on the actual experiences of author Brian D. Kharpran Daly, who has been exploring caves in his native Meghalaya, India, for over 20 years.
This is the story of a group of young boys and girls, who after exploring a cave for the first time, become fascinated with the world of caves and caving. Inspired and awed by the beauty and splendor of this mysterious underground realm, these young cavers spend several days with a pair of veteran caving experts.
The seasoned pros share their knowledge of caves, cave conservation, and caving as a sport with the kids. At the end of their instruction, several of the children decide to take up caving too, so they can discover their own underground adventures.
About the Author
Brian D. Kharpran Daly was born in Shillong, the capitol of Meghalaya, a small Indian state. A former economic investigator and CEO of the Shillong Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd., he retired in 2012. As a founding member of the Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association, he has been exploring caves since 1992. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award by the Government of India for his work in discovering and documenting the caves of Meghalaya.