Shikar stories from Morni and elsewhere

Man-Animal Conflict in British India

January 5, 20170 Comments

The news reports published on losses to human life inflicted by the wild animals in British India shed indirect light on the relative abundance of wildlife and the issues of man-animal conflict experienced during the British times. The statistics quoted in these reports can best be regarded as rough estimates and broadly indicative of the […]

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The Man-Eater of Dhari

December 26, 20162 Comments

The Man-Eater of Dhari By Dorothy M. Leslie Chronicle, Adelaide, SA Thursday the 12th of October, 1933   ABOUT five years ago a man-eating tiger appeared in the vicinity of Dhari in the Kumaon Hills of India and speedily became the terror of the district. It killed no fewer than ninety people and the Government […]

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The Leopard of the Holy Mountain

December 20, 20160 Comments

The Leopard of the Holy Mountain By Dorothy M. Leslie Chronicle, Adelaide, SA Thursday, 22nd January 1931 Bhim Tal lies up in the Kumaon hills in the United Provinces of India, twelve miles from a railway-station, and letters are brought by a native post-runner. He carries, as a protection against wild animals, a lance with […]

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The Legend of the Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

December 19, 20160 Comments

It was on 2nd of May, 1926 when ‘Jim’ Corbett finally nailed the notorious man-eating leopard that had terrorized travelers and villagers on the pilgrim road to Badrinath/ Kedarnath for 8 long years – claiming 125 victims. The leopard showed exceptional cunning in evading traps, poisoned baits and the bullets of shikaris and bounty hunters. Its […]

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Shikar stories from Morni and around

November 30, 20110 Comments

The thick jungles that once clothed the Shivalik hill region west of Yamuna with its characteristic rugged, clay and boulder topography – a region with numerous seasonal soats (streams); dark narrow khols (rocky ravines); flat, wide duns (valleys); precipitous deep khuds and sharp mud escarpments – enjoyed a rich presence of wildlife till the end of the 19th century. The […]

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