Look Inside

Among The Wild Beasts of India

FREE Delivery
Delivery Usually ships in 3 days
Item Code: BAB819
Author: G.P. Sanderson
Publisher: Mittal Publications, New Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 9788183246811
Pages: 402 (Throughout B/w Illustrations)
Other Details 8.50 X 5.50 inch
Weight 580 gm
Fully insured
Fully insured
Shipped to 153 countries
Shipped to 153 countries
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
100% Made in India
100% Made in India
23 years in business
23 years in business
Book Description
About The Book

Hunting is among the world's second oldest profession. From the days of caveman, who made hunting his daily pursuit for satisfaction of his food needs, to the day sportsman, who resorts to games-shooting as an exciting sport, hunting has undoubtedly been the manliest of sports. In all ages it has been a royal sport and the favourite pastime of kings and warriors. The important epoch in the history of hunting, dates back to the 19th century which produced some famous hunters who have left classic accounts of wild life and their daring feats of hunting wild animals, specially lions, tigers and elephants animals gifted by nature with extraordinary physical dimensions, vast energy and incredible resilience. The present emphasis on preservation of these spices has rightly banned killing of the rare animals. The book thus provides a historical account of how hunting was done in the past.

About the Author

Gp. Sanderson, the author of the present volume, occupies a place of pride in the galaxy of great hunters of the world. By all accounts it is an immortal work and a great classic on wild beasts, specially the wild elephants. He regarded elephant-shooting as the grandest of all field sports.

Sanderson landed in Madras in 1864 and left for Mysore country where he had some good friends. On reaching Mysore, he applied himself seriously to the study of Canarese, the vernacular of Mysore so as to overcome communication difficulty with the natives of the place and to develop rapport with them. He spent the next 13 years in the operation of elephant- catching in the jungles of Mysore and Bengal.

In Mysore, he stationed himself in a village known as Morlay in the Billigarangum hills where he built a house for himself and christened it as Morlay Hall. No other place was better than Morlay for diversity of game. Within a radius of half a mile of his bungalow, elephants, tigers, bears, pigs, spotted deer, bison, sambur, antelopes and bustard were found in abundance, whilst good duck, peafowl, jungle fowl and snipe shooting were at his very doors. He was commissioned to try and capture herds of wild elephants which frequently left the hills and trespassed into the adjoining cultivated fields of farmers. Sanderson prepared an elaborate and carefully laid out plan with the help of trained jungle people locally known as Kurrabas and Shalagas. After initial setbacks, his tireless efforts were crowned with success as a result of which the valuable prize of 53 elephants was secured to Mysore Government.

A similar daring feat was repeated in Bengal when Sanderson accepted the acting appointment of the Superintendent of the Dacca Kheddahs. Here the elephant catching was planned and executed into the hills tracts of Chittagong. This was gruelling feat and the dangers were as formidable as those encountered in the Mysore jungles. He has made some significant observations after a minute study of the life and habits of elephants:

Sanderson's career as a hunter is not restricted to wild elephants alone. It embraces many other species of wild beasts like bisons, buffaloes, tigers (cattle lifters as well as maneaters). wild dogs, panthers, leopards, cheetahs (hunting leopards), indian black bears, jackals, foxes and many others. The book is replete with innumerable breath-taking stories of hunting and shooting of violent beasts.

Such a remarkable book which is a veritable epic on hunting and which records the classic account of wild life and dare-devilry of a renowned hunter, is worthy of retention in any library or book collection.

Book's Contents and Sample Pages

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. What locations do you deliver to ?
    A. Exotic India delivers orders to all countries having diplomatic relations with India.
  • Q. Do you offer free shipping ?
    A. Exotic India offers free shipping on all orders of value of $30 USD or more.
  • Q. Can I return the book?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy
  • Q. Do you offer express shipping ?
    A. Yes, we do have a chargeable express shipping facility available. You can select express shipping while checking out on the website.
  • Q. I accidentally entered wrong delivery address, can I change the address ?
    A. Delivery addresses can only be changed only incase the order has not been shipped yet. Incase of an address change, you can reach us at help@exoticindia.com
  • Q. How do I track my order ?
    A. You can track your orders simply entering your order number through here or through your past orders if you are signed in on the website.
  • Q. How can I cancel an order ?
    A. An order can only be cancelled if it has not been shipped. To cancel an order, kindly reach out to us through help@exoticindia.com.
Add a review
Have A Question

For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Book Categories