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Musings of an Old Shikari - Reflections on Life and Sport in Jungle India
Musings of an Old Shikari - Reflections on Life and Sport in Jungle India

Musings of an Old Shikari - Reflections on Life and Sport in Jungle India

by Colonel A I R Glasfurd

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Language

English

Publisher

Natraj Publishers

ISBN

8185019010 - Year: 2001 - Pages: 304

Binding

Hardcover

Colonel A I R Glasfurd
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Author: Colonel A I R Glasfurd
Publisher: Natraj Publishers
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 304
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185019010

Description

Originally published in 1928, this book gives a wonderful feeling of Shikari's life in India several decades ago.

Even the reader's musical ear is wooed by wildlife sounds expertly caught in the writing of this book. One's appreciation of verbal expressions soars from the exquisite timeless prose of the colonel's musings. Shikari life in Raj times is brought delicately to the reader's feet to be absorbed thoroughly.

The excellent photographs and drawings are hardly necessary to conjure up the scenes; they come as an added delight to the exquisitely rolling verbal descriptions with that essential light tough while taking jungle life seriously. The author has a lively sense of the fun whilst appreciating the serious things of life. While this evokes the sense of mystery, delights and dangers reposed in wilderness, it has significant lessons for those in the serious business of wildlife management.

Not only does the reader learn much of shikari history in India, but also of a boyhood in Scotland vividly brought to consciousness. One comes away with an outstanding portrait of a man who enjoys whatever life brings, and has time and patience a-plenty to express his concepts with excellent clarity.

A thoroughly enjoyable trek through the end of nineteenth and early twentieth century Shikari's existence, from the end of someone who expresses himself accurately while extracting knowledgeable delight from any situation.

Contents

CHAPTER I
Of An Indian Night

CHAPTER II
Influences

CHAPTER III
Early Days

CHAPTER IV
Seven Jungle Years

CHAPTER V
Sus Cristatus

CHAPTER VI
Buffalo and Chital

CHAPTER VII
Punkah and Thermantidote

CHAPTER VIII
In Bison Land

CHAPTER IX
After Twenty Years

CHAPTER X
Various Musing

CHAPTER XI
"Himself" and "Grandson"

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