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good books on shikaar/ hunting
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:13 pm
i would like to recommend 2 books i bought a few years ago.
oxford anthology of indian wildlife vol 1 & 2.
Vol 1 brings together a wide-ranging selection of writings about hunting in the wilds of the Indian subcontinent, from the days of the Raj to present times. It shows why India was called the "Hunter's Paradise" and gives an insight into different hunting techniques, and the tribal and peasant hunters and trappers of princes and sahibs.
you can read accounts of rhino hunting in up and lion hunting in haryana.
vol2 consists of accounts of Indian wildlife from the days of the Raj to present times. It documents the change in attitudes to the animal world, with the focus shifting from conquest or slaughter towards conservation. It includes early and contemporary accounts of the wild which celebrate the joys of watching wildlife and detail the wealth of birds and beasts that make India so exceptional in terms of natural heritage.
both books make intresting reading.
can the members tell me their fav books/ authors that they recommend.
Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:12 am
There's another in the U.K. but I keep forgetting its name.
Mack The Knife
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:04 pm
thanks Mack The Knife
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:10 pm
Few good titles available here.
https://www.trophyroombooks.com/downloa ... bs_web.pdf
I'm collecting Old Ebooks into my Gmail Library (shikar and game books (as old as the 1800)) and can be printed out or downloaded.
Will let you know once it is strong OR if IFG has a gmail account then i can give Abhijeet or Rusty access to it and they can be copied over and the link pasted here for all to download.
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:47 pm
These are something of Mundaire's interest.
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:26 pm
kanwal";p="35773 wrote:These are something of Mundaire's interest.
And anyone else who enjoys the outdoors... that would be about 80% of our membership...
Re: good books on shikaar/ hunting
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:54 pm
there are a quite a good number of books on wild life/shikar from Natraj Publishers Rajpur Road, Dehradoon.
i give below the list of books i have read and in my possession
1. highlands of central india. major forsyth
2. 13 years among the wild beasts in india. g.p.sanderson
3. maneaters of tsavo. col. patterson
4. wild animals of central india.dunbar brander
5. jungle by-ways in india. e.p.stebbings
6. musings of an old shikari. col. a.i.r.glasford
7. elephant gold. p.d.stracy
this is apart from the books of jim corbett and kenneth anderson.
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:06 pm
Thank you Sudhaiob
A quick google search got me the following, am posting it here for the benefit of anyone else who might be interested..
Mr. Upendra Arora,
17, Rajpur Road,
Dehradun - 248 001, Uttrakhand, India
Ph : 0135 - 26533821, 0135 - 2654584
Email [email protected]
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:58 pm
Books by Jim Corbett are always a good read...Please try his
Man eaters of Kumaon, and
The Temple Tiger
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:34 pm
3. maneaters of tsavo. col. patterson
Hey did u ppl watched -"The Ghost and the darkness" based on true story of Col. Patterson ,Remington,,,,Very good movie.worth watching it.
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:38 pm
Yes I saw..Its an awesum movie, but the acctual shikar is totally diferent from what its been shown...and the Cats were deadly courageous too. lolzzzzzzzz
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:45 pm
but the acctual shikar is totally diferent from what its been shown...
What kind of difference?????? have you ever been to Loin Hunting????
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:04 am
badshah0522";p="35814 wrote:have you ever been to Loin Hunting????
Good one that! Nice play on words, had me in splits!!
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:48 am
Not me ...but my dad did and I know things from his experience....I believe if you show that movie to sombdy who actually went for tiger shoot ...might help you to know the difference
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:48 am
man eaters of tsavo is availablefor free download in its original form wih the original pics. it is very intresting reading. even the topics and the pics not about the 'ghost' and 'darkness'