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Lives in the Wilderness - Three Classic Indian Autobiographies
Lives in the Wilderness - Three Classic Indian Autobiographies

Lives in the Wilderness - Three Classic Indian Autobiographies

by Jim Corbett

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195649818 - Year: 2001 - Pages: 811

Binding

Hardcover

Jim Corbett

Author: Jim Corbett
Verrier Elvin/Salim Ali
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 811
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195649818

Description

This volume comprises the autobiographical works of three men who had a special relationship with the Indian Jungles - Jim Corbett, Verrier Elwin and Salim Ali.

In My India, published when the author was 77, the legendary Jim Corbett writes with sympathy and concern of the people of the Indian foothills, their life, traditions and folklore. It vividly evokes the environment in which his dramatic tiger encounters took place.

The Tribal World of Verrier Elwin is the story of one of the greatest scholars and champions of India's tribal peoples. The hugely controversial Elwin's moving autobiography received the Sahitya Akademi award, which noted its 'sincerity, courage and charm, revealing a mind in which Western and Indian idealism were uniquely blended'.

The Fall of a Sparrow is the autobiography of India's most celebrated ornithologist, Salim Ali. From his 'first bird' at the age of ten, to birding expeditions in almost every area of the subcontinent, Salim Ali's account of his life and the changing world in which he lived is imbued with his characteristic charm and verve.

These works of enchantment and discovery, in an omnibus edition with an Introduction by Ramachandra Guha, will appeal to a wide general readership.

Contents

MY INDIA

Introduction

The Queen of the Village
Kunwar Singh
Mothi
Pre-Red-Tape Days
The law of the Jungles
The Brothers
Sultana: India's Robin Hood
Loyalty
Budhu
Lalajee
Chamari
Life at Mokameh Ghat

THE TRIBAL WORLD OF VERRIER ELWIN

Angel Infancy
Youth of Delight
Saints and Satyagrahis
Bishops and Bayonets
Dear as the Moon
Philanthroplogy
The Earth is Round
Passage to NEFA
Travels in the NEFA Highlands
Growth of a 'Philosophy'
Ultimate Ambition
The Elusive Treasure

Index

THE FALL OF A SPARROW

Prologue
Special Providence
Schooldays
Burma 1914-17
Interlude at Bombay and Marriage
Memories of Burma
Bombay 1924-9
Jobs 1923-9 and Germany 1929-30
Hyderabad State Ornithological Survey
Interlude in the Nilgiris
Dehradun and Bahawalpur 1934-39
Afghanistan
Ornithological Pilgrimage to Kailas Mansrovar 1945
Loke Wan Tho
Flamingo City
Bharatpur
Bastar 1949
Motorcycling in Europe
Hamid Ali
Five Other Men
Scientific Ornithology and Shikar
The Books I Wrote
Prizes
The Thrills of Birdwatching

Epilogue

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