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March 26, 2018

Perhaps it is difficult to imagine being introduced to conservation and environmental studies through tales of hunting. The apparent paradox is undeniable and stark. Now, think of a four-year-old being told to read narratives of a brave hunter, who battled nasty tigers...

My introduction to Kenneth Anderson came thanks to my father who had bought the entire KA collection when it came in the 1970’s. The very first book I recall reading was Nine Man Eaters and One Rogue. I would have been at high school then. Apart from KA, my father’s co...

February 5, 2018

Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated with old shikar stories of yore especially ones from India. When people think of shikar in India usually one thinks of Jim Corbett. In my case when I first walked into the library down the road from me at age 12 and aske...

February 2, 2018

Jungles have always fascinated me from my childhood when my grandfather was DFO at Ooty in 50s. I saw my first tiger as a five year old on the road to the upper Kargudi guest house. Then my father presented me the book Maneaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett. I got hooked t...

January 26, 2018

This is the story of my mother-in – law’s childhood which was spent in Bangalore. Her name is Alicia Briggs but she is affectionately called Bunni. Her family was originally from Scotland but has been in India for three generations. I have always enjoyed listening to h...

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