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History and Heritage of Indian Game Hunting
History and Heritage of Indian Game Hunting
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Like the poetry of earth, the mosaic of Indian game hunting history never ceases to cast a mesmerising spell and enthrall the human mind, Germinating in the Stone Age, the art of Indian hunting went down from one millennium to another exhibiting different characteristics and facets. The odyssey that continued along the Aryan civilisation, subsequently trickled down through the monumental monarchies of the Mauryas, Guptas, Rajputs, Moghuls and finally the British Raj. in different moulds shaped in the sands of time. Thus, the history of Indian game hunting cruised a long distance meandering through the most momentous occasions of the country’s trials and tribulations, its triumphs and tragedies. From being a source for food to feed the hungry during pre-historic days, to becoming a magnet for money later, game hunting also evolved as a symbol of pride, valour and luxury for kings and connoisseurs.

History and Heritage of Hunting in India is a voyage that is more of an experience than expression. In essence, this story is a humble attempt to encapsulate the magic moments of Indian game hunting, punctuated by a tribute to the propounders of that art whose momentous labour of love have been completely lost in the passage of time.

Sudipta Mitra is an aficionado of Indian wildlife and an avid wildlife photographer working with nature for the last twenty years. A doctor by profession, the author is a regular visitor and a keen observer of Indian wilderness. He is a regular columnist on wildlife and nature and is also associated with many NGOs. His commitment to acquire first-hand and authentic knowledge on Indian Shikar history down the ages has evolved a remarkable facet, which was never discussed before. His other book, Gir Forest and the Saga of Asiatic Lion is a highly informative and useful guide for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Preface

Indian history is essentially a fascinating montage about the expressions of life and living, endowed with a magical power that emanates pleasure in perpetuity. A clip of this composition is the captivating canvass of game hunting chronicles, which, like the poetry of earth, never ceases to enthrall the mind.

The genesis of Indian game-hunting has been traced back to the Stone Age and the art, like a rolling stone, has meandered down the ages, exhibiting a myriad of colours and shades, pregnant with seductive beauty and charm. Dancing down the relics of pre-historic days, game hunting had its different moulds shaped in the sands of time, as it cruised along civilisations and reverberated through the monarchies of Mauryas, Guptas, Rajputs, Mughals and finally the Britishers, witnessing the most momentous occasions of the country’s trials and tribulations, its triumphs and tragedies.

Being a source for food to feed the hungry during the prehistoric days, game hunting, in subsequent ages, also triggered business besides being exemplified as a symbol of pride, valour and luxury for kings and connoisseurs. While modernity boasts of enacting conservation laws to protect and preserve wildlife, unfortunately, efforts only went in vain as piggy-riding the process, ‘poaching’ made its entry. The discerning ethos has been drowned in the world of felony, as poachers, driven by the lure of lucre, are out for a mindless kill with the law being no real deterrent.

And as poaching perched in, the art of game hunting died its natural death.

Words, at times, become inadequate to express some journeys in history. The annals of Indian game hunting, is one such voyage that is more of fan experience than expression. This story, then, is an attempt to offer a humble tribute to the art of Indian game hunting and its propounders whose love’s labour has now been completely lost.

Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
1. The Society of Prehistoric Hunters in India 1
2. Hunting and Capturing Game as Described by Foreign Travellers at the Dawn of Indian History 20
3. Hunting in the Ancient Age: Accounts of Religious Travellers 35
4. Literary Evidence of Hunting in the Sanskrit Age54
5. Hunting in the Pre-Mughal Medieval Period 71
6. Hunting by the Great Mughals: Babur and Humayun 97
7. Hunting During the Region of the Great Mughal - Akbar 108
8. Game Hunting as Envisaged by Jahangir – The Naturalist 126
9. Hunting in the Late Mughal Period Till the Advent of the East India Company143
10. Hunting Spree Under the British Raj 163
11. More About Late Nineteenth Century Colonial Hunting 181
12. The Royal Shikar of the Princely States 214
13. Twentieth Century Game Hunting: India Beyond Corbett 241
References 269
Bibliography 359
Index 387

History and Heritage of Indian Game Hunting

Item Code:
NAC346
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2010
ISBN:
9788129116246
Language:
English
Size:
8.6 Inch X 5.6 Inch
Pages:
403 (13 B/W & 41 Color Illustrations)
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Weight of the Book: 450 gms
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Like the poetry of earth, the mosaic of Indian game hunting history never ceases to cast a mesmerising spell and enthrall the human mind, Germinating in the Stone Age, the art of Indian hunting went down from one millennium to another exhibiting different characteristics and facets. The odyssey that continued along the Aryan civilisation, subsequently trickled down through the monumental monarchies of the Mauryas, Guptas, Rajputs, Moghuls and finally the British Raj. in different moulds shaped in the sands of time. Thus, the history of Indian game hunting cruised a long distance meandering through the most momentous occasions of the country’s trials and tribulations, its triumphs and tragedies. From being a source for food to feed the hungry during pre-historic days, to becoming a magnet for money later, game hunting also evolved as a symbol of pride, valour and luxury for kings and connoisseurs.

History and Heritage of Hunting in India is a voyage that is more of an experience than expression. In essence, this story is a humble attempt to encapsulate the magic moments of Indian game hunting, punctuated by a tribute to the propounders of that art whose momentous labour of love have been completely lost in the passage of time.

Sudipta Mitra is an aficionado of Indian wildlife and an avid wildlife photographer working with nature for the last twenty years. A doctor by profession, the author is a regular visitor and a keen observer of Indian wilderness. He is a regular columnist on wildlife and nature and is also associated with many NGOs. His commitment to acquire first-hand and authentic knowledge on Indian Shikar history down the ages has evolved a remarkable facet, which was never discussed before. His other book, Gir Forest and the Saga of Asiatic Lion is a highly informative and useful guide for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Preface

Indian history is essentially a fascinating montage about the expressions of life and living, endowed with a magical power that emanates pleasure in perpetuity. A clip of this composition is the captivating canvass of game hunting chronicles, which, like the poetry of earth, never ceases to enthrall the mind.

The genesis of Indian game-hunting has been traced back to the Stone Age and the art, like a rolling stone, has meandered down the ages, exhibiting a myriad of colours and shades, pregnant with seductive beauty and charm. Dancing down the relics of pre-historic days, game hunting had its different moulds shaped in the sands of time, as it cruised along civilisations and reverberated through the monarchies of Mauryas, Guptas, Rajputs, Mughals and finally the Britishers, witnessing the most momentous occasions of the country’s trials and tribulations, its triumphs and tragedies.

Being a source for food to feed the hungry during the prehistoric days, game hunting, in subsequent ages, also triggered business besides being exemplified as a symbol of pride, valour and luxury for kings and connoisseurs. While modernity boasts of enacting conservation laws to protect and preserve wildlife, unfortunately, efforts only went in vain as piggy-riding the process, ‘poaching’ made its entry. The discerning ethos has been drowned in the world of felony, as poachers, driven by the lure of lucre, are out for a mindless kill with the law being no real deterrent.

And as poaching perched in, the art of game hunting died its natural death.

Words, at times, become inadequate to express some journeys in history. The annals of Indian game hunting, is one such voyage that is more of fan experience than expression. This story, then, is an attempt to offer a humble tribute to the art of Indian game hunting and its propounders whose love’s labour has now been completely lost.

Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
1. The Society of Prehistoric Hunters in India 1
2. Hunting and Capturing Game as Described by Foreign Travellers at the Dawn of Indian History 20
3. Hunting in the Ancient Age: Accounts of Religious Travellers 35
4. Literary Evidence of Hunting in the Sanskrit Age54
5. Hunting in the Pre-Mughal Medieval Period 71
6. Hunting by the Great Mughals: Babur and Humayun 97
7. Hunting During the Region of the Great Mughal - Akbar 108
8. Game Hunting as Envisaged by Jahangir – The Naturalist 126
9. Hunting in the Late Mughal Period Till the Advent of the East India Company143
10. Hunting Spree Under the British Raj 163
11. More About Late Nineteenth Century Colonial Hunting 181
12. The Royal Shikar of the Princely States 214
13. Twentieth Century Game Hunting: India Beyond Corbett 241
References 269
Bibliography 359
Index 387
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