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Animal Kingdoms

Hunting, the Environment, and Power in the Indian Princely States

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$59.00 • £47.95 • €53.00

ISBN 9780674072800

Publication Date: 03/25/2013


320 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

12 color illustrations, 5 maps

Not for sale in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bhutan

  • [List of Illustrations* and Maps**]
  • Abbreviations
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction: A Leopard in the Garden
  • 2. Princely Sport and Good Tiger Grounds
  • 3. Exceptional Game in Powerful Places
  • 4. Controlling Environments for Progressive Sport
  • 5. Martial Pasts and Combative Presents
  • 6. Threatened Kingdoms of Dwindling Beasts
  • 7. Conclusion: Leaving the Garden
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations:
    • 1. Bhupal Singh Shooting Leopard (c. 1930)
    • 2. Fateh Singh with Tiger, Nobles, and Shikaris (c. 1888)
    • 3. Shikari with Tiger and Hills (c. 1888)
    • 4. Fateh Singh, Lord Reading, and Sambar Stags (1923)
    • 5. Detail of Fateh Singh Hunting Tiger (c. 1888)
    • 6. Fateh Singh Hunting Tiger (c. 1888)
    • 7. Bhim Singh, Shikaris, and Boar (c. 1810)
    • 8. Fateh Singh Hunting Leopard (1889)
    • 9. Fateh Singh Watching an Animal Fight (1890)
    • 10. Famine Work at Gajner Lake (c. 1899)
    • 11. Ganga Singh and Lord Hardinge Shooting Crane (1912)
    • 12. Trophy Blackbuck in Bikaner (c. 1927)
  • ** Maps:
    • 1. Princely and British India
    • 2. Princely and British Bundelkhand
    • 3. The Rajputana States
    • 4. Hunting Grounds at Udaipur
    • 5. Hunting Grounds at Nahar Magra

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