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dev_sircar
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:32:16 AM

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ARE YOU FOND OF READING SHIKAR[HUNTING, ESPECIALLY BIG GAME HUNTING] BOOKS?
IF YES, WHOSE BOOK WAS YOUR FAVOURITE AND WHY? Anxious


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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 11:56:07 AM

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dev_sircar wrote:
ARE YOU FOND OF READING SHIKAR[HUNTING, ESPECIALLY BIG GAME HUNTING] BOOKS?
IF YES, WHOSE BOOK WAS YOUR FAVOURITE AND WHY? Anxious


No I have never heard of such a genre to be honest, I don't think the UK has a large market for books like that.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 11:58:38 AM

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Hello dev sircar!

We don't hear from you very often!

The only experience I have had with any books referring to big game hunting are a few of Wilbur Smith's books.
They were mainly involving a family of sailors and traders in Africa - who also hunted elephant for ivory.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
whatson
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:53:50 PM
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As a child I used to read such accounts, but I soon discovered that they were predictable. Animals killed, hunter returns with hides to Europe, writes up story. How I yearned for a twist! Animals turn tables, hunter eaten on location, nobody left to write up story.

I am a lay-about.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 1:35:46 PM

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Animal learns to shoot gun. Sets a trap for hunter . . .



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TMe
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:43:16 AM

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dev you write

IF YES, WHOSE BOOK WAS YOUR FAVOURITE AND WHY?

Shouldn't it be 'IF YES, WHOSE WHICH BOOK WAS YOUR FAVOURITE AND WHY?'

Does it sound better and clarificatory?

I am a layman.
Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:20:55 PM

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dev, hi
For me 'Maneaters of Kumaon' by Jim Corbett remains a favorite: Perhaps because I read it at the impressionable age of 12/13 and found the author's description of the landscape and the treacherous jungle vivid and evocative apart from the wonderfully built suspense of the search and the hunt for the tigers


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 4:18:36 AM

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Don't know if this is exactly about big game hunting, but,

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a short story in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling has fascinated me for decades.
A young and brave mongoose hunts down two cobras to protect a family it lives with.



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dev_sircar
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 9:02:42 AM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
dev_sircar wrote:
ARE YOU FOND OF READING SHIKAR[HUNTING, ESPECIALLY BIG GAME HUNTING] BOOKS?
IF YES, WHOSE BOOK WAS YOUR FAVOURITE AND WHY? Anxious


No I have never heard of such a genre to be honest, I don't think the UK has a large market for books like that.


U may like CARPET SAHIB by MARTIN BOOTH [OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS] and after reading the Introduction, you would be drawn LIKE MAGNET to JIM CORBETT and his real life Shikar stories of MAN EATERS of KUMAUN [INDIAN HILL TOWN].U would also be dwawn to his philanthropic natureEh?

man's work is from Sun to Sun; woman's work is never done! - INDIRA GANDHI : Erstwhile Prime Minister of INDIA.
dev_sircar
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 9:28:31 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Hello dev sircar!

We don't hear from you very often!

The only experience I have had with any books referring to big game hunting are a few of Wilbur Smith's books.
They were mainly involving a family of sailors and traders in Africa - who also hunted elephant for ivory.


U did not hear from me because I was having some wonderful experiences in life, in the interregnum, which I may narrate later.

Reverting to the TOPIC:
I would like to introduce u to MAN EATERS OF KUMAUN[Hillside INDIA] AND OTHER HUNTING TALES of JIM CORBETT also of SHIKAR [tiger hunting] by KENNETH ANDERSON in the jungles bordering BANGALURU[South INDIA],published as KENNETH ANDERSON OMNIBUS by RUPA [INDIA] Publications.I can assure u that u would be thrilled!
Eh?

man's work is from Sun to Sun; woman's work is never done! - INDIRA GANDHI : Erstwhile Prime Minister of INDIA.
dev_sircar
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 9:38:25 AM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Don't know if this is exactly about big game hunting, but,

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a short story in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling has fascinated me for decades.
A young and brave mongoose hunts down two cobras to protect a family it lives with.




Rudyard Kipling wrote those stories when he was in INDIA.
U would also be thrilled if u read FALSE DAWN by him, which was also written by him before he left INDIA as a young man and went back to England, never to return.


man's work is from Sun to Sun; woman's work is never done! - INDIRA GANDHI : Erstwhile Prime Minister of INDIA.
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