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The Oxford Anthology of Indian Wildlife (Volume I Hunting and Shooting)

The Oxford Anthology of Indian Wildlife (Volume I Hunting and Shooting)
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About the Book This volume brings together a wide-ranging selection of writings about the hunt in its myriad forms, from the days of the Raj to the present times. The accounts included here have become a record of vanishing ecosystems, illuminating the Behaviour and ecology of species that now exist only in isolated pockets or have vanished entirely from the region. This book provides an insight into the various hunting techniques of tribal and peasant hunters, sahibs and princes, and trappe...
About the Book

This volume brings together a wide-ranging selection of writings about the hunt in its myriad forms, from the days of the Raj to the present times. The accounts included here have become a record of vanishing ecosystems, illuminating the Behaviour and ecology of species that now exist only in isolated pockets or have

vanished entirely from the region.

This book provides an insight into the various hunting techniques of tribal and peasant hunters, sahibs and princes, and trappers. The highly evocative essays and anecdotes offer vivid accounts of the hunt, and the thrill and terror involved A rich resource of scholars and specialists, this selection also makes a delectable

book for general readers.

About the Author

Mahesh Rangarajan is an independent researcher and a commentator on ecology and political affairs.

'This immaculately edited anthology will hopefully remind us of the fact that what little we are left with is more valuable than ever before. It is a must for anyone even remotely interested in our living world.'

-Indian Review of Books

'a valuable repository of information.. Relevant even today this sort of reading should permeate down to the macro-level of our education system'

-Biblio

'taken together, these two volumes are a veritable golden treasury on Indian wildlife.'

-The Statesman

Mahesh Rangarajan and Oxford have done a great service by making available his anthology.'

-India Today

CONTENTS
Introduction: Cheetah Hunts, Tiger Tracks1
PART I: SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE7
A Lion Shoot in Haryana 9
G. C. Mundy
Hunting Large Animals13
William Rice
Sport in Lower Bengal24
Edward Braddon
Game Animals and Birds of the Plains36
Rhinos, Javan and Indian54
Frank B. Simson
Hunting the Houbara61
J. H. Baldwin
Shooting Elephants78
P. D. Stracey
Sport in Upper Burma: Sumatran Rhino 99
F. T. Pollock and W. S. Thom
A Wild Buffalo Hunt in Bastar112
R. P Noronha
PART II: ON HILL AND MOUNTAIN129
Himalayan Black Bears131
Isabel Savory
The Nilgiri wild Goat 138
F. W. F. Fletcher
The Kashmir Stag155
C. H. Stockley
Stalking the Gaur168
James Forsyth
PART III: PRINCES AND SAHIBS181
Govindgurh183
Louis Roussellet
Panther Shoots with Ranji196
C. B. Fry
A Viceroy's Game Diary207
Lord Hardinge
A 'Criminal' Lion in Kathiawar 214
Guy Fleetwood Wilson
Visitors and Big Game218
J. W. Best
PART IV: TRAPPERS AND TRACKERS235
Elephant-Catching in Mysore237
C. P. Sanderson
My Shikaree Friends260
A. Mervyn Smith
How to Trap and Train a Cheetah268
Divyabhanusinb
Cheetah in the Kolhapur Deccan280
Suydam Cutting
Following the Lion's Trail: The Lion Trackers
of Mytiala
286
R.S. Dharmakumarsinh
Aboriginal Methods Employed in Killing and
Capuring Game
297
K. M. Kirkpatrick
A Novel Method of Destroying Man-Eaters
and Cattle-lifters302
S.R. Daver
PART V: MAN-EATERS AND ROGUES321
The Panar Man-Eater323
Jim Corbett
The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag340
Jim Corbett
The Man-Eater of Segur355
Kenneth Anderson
The Crossed Tusker of Gerheti375
Kenneth Anderson
Tigers in Bastar392
R. P Noronha
On Corbett's Trail: Tracking the Man-eater420
A. J. T. Johnsingh and G. S. Rawat
Abbreviations429
Glossary431
Bibliography437
Copyright Statements441
Item Code: IDH053 Author: MAHESH RANGARAJAN Cover: Paperback Edition: 2004 Publisher: OXFORD INDIA PAPERBACKS ISBN: 0195655419 Size: 8.1" X 5.2" Pages: 439
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