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The Cult of the Tiger
The Cult of the Tiger
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This is a short book of the cultural and symbolic relevance of the tiger in Asia, and the decline of its cult over time. The author, one of the world's foremost authorities on the tiger, argues that it is this very symbolic status of the tiger which has been.

Responsible for its survival in Asia. With the invention of the gun, and an acceleration of sport-hunting, the status of the tiger declined, leading to the present situation where specific conservation efforts are necessary to ensure the tiger's survival.

In this little book, beautifully illustrated with rare photographs, the author discusses both the rich cult built around the tiger, and the problems faced by the animal across Asia. Valmik Thapar take the reader on a journey from Siberia, across the Caspian, to Korea, and China, through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia into Thailand and Malaysia, to the Indonesian Islands, and finally into Burma and India. Along the way, the reader encounters tables rich in folklore, belief and ritual, of worship, respect and fear of the majestic tiger.

The author believes that hose interested in tigers and their conservation, require an understanding of how this remarkable animal was worshipped and revered, in order to assure and work for its future survival. This fascinating account will appeal to anyone interested in the stories, myths and legends built around the tiger in Asia, and all wildlife and conservation enthusiasts.

About the Author:

Valmik Thapar is a member f several committees relating to the Ministry of Environment and Forest. He has been closely associated with the Ranthambhore National Park since 1975, and is the founder of the Ranthambhore Foundation, which works to save the tiger in India. He has presented the BBC film series 'Land of the Tiger', and has authored more than ten books on the tiger.

CONTENTS
List of Illustrationsxi-xiv
Introduction1
The Cult of he Tiger7
Siberia: The Land of Origin7
Into the Caspian15
Into Korea18
The Tiger in Manchuria and China21
Into the New Territories and Hong Kong37
Into Indo-China40
Into Thailand50
Into Malaysia52
Into Singapore62
Into Java70
Into Bali72
Into Burma74
Into India75
Conclusion 96
Afterword 100
Select Bibliography 104
Index 113

The Cult of the Tiger

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IDF953
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Hardcover
Edition:
2004
ISBN:
0195660366
Language:
English
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9.0" X 5.5"
Pages:
134 (Color Illus: 21)
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About the Book:

This is a short book of the cultural and symbolic relevance of the tiger in Asia, and the decline of its cult over time. The author, one of the world's foremost authorities on the tiger, argues that it is this very symbolic status of the tiger which has been.

Responsible for its survival in Asia. With the invention of the gun, and an acceleration of sport-hunting, the status of the tiger declined, leading to the present situation where specific conservation efforts are necessary to ensure the tiger's survival.

In this little book, beautifully illustrated with rare photographs, the author discusses both the rich cult built around the tiger, and the problems faced by the animal across Asia. Valmik Thapar take the reader on a journey from Siberia, across the Caspian, to Korea, and China, through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia into Thailand and Malaysia, to the Indonesian Islands, and finally into Burma and India. Along the way, the reader encounters tables rich in folklore, belief and ritual, of worship, respect and fear of the majestic tiger.

The author believes that hose interested in tigers and their conservation, require an understanding of how this remarkable animal was worshipped and revered, in order to assure and work for its future survival. This fascinating account will appeal to anyone interested in the stories, myths and legends built around the tiger in Asia, and all wildlife and conservation enthusiasts.

About the Author:

Valmik Thapar is a member f several committees relating to the Ministry of Environment and Forest. He has been closely associated with the Ranthambhore National Park since 1975, and is the founder of the Ranthambhore Foundation, which works to save the tiger in India. He has presented the BBC film series 'Land of the Tiger', and has authored more than ten books on the tiger.

CONTENTS
List of Illustrationsxi-xiv
Introduction1
The Cult of he Tiger7
Siberia: The Land of Origin7
Into the Caspian15
Into Korea18
The Tiger in Manchuria and China21
Into the New Territories and Hong Kong37
Into Indo-China40
Into Thailand50
Into Malaysia52
Into Singapore62
Into Java70
Into Bali72
Into Burma74
Into India75
Conclusion 96
Afterword 100
Select Bibliography 104
Index 113

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