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Living Jewels from the Indian Jungle

Edited By: Ashok S Kothari and Boman F Chhapgar

204 pages, 90 col illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Nov 2009 | #183151 | ISBN-13: 9780198064657
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About this book

This book features paintings and drawings, articles and notes on Indian natural history, from rare sources in the Library collection. While including some unique paintings of birds and mammals, the focus of the plates in this book is Himalayan wild flowers. The second half of the book consists of gleanings from the Miscellaneous Notes section of back issues of the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, which provide interesting observations and accounts illustrating aspects of animal habits and behaviour.


1. . 'Newly-born Elephant Calf Saved from a Hungry Tigress';; 2. S. Yardley-Wilmot, 1933, 'The Life of a Tigress, and the Life of an Elephant';; 3. 'Man-eaters of Botta Singrum';; 4. 'Sport in many lands by H.A.L. "The Old Shekarey" 1890';; 5. 'The Kheddah';; 6. . S. Yardley-Wilmot,1933, 'The Life of a Tiger and the Life of an Elephant';; 7. Mundy, 1832, 'Cheeta Hunt: Pen and Pencil Sketches from the Journal of a Tour of India', part I;; 8. George Hogan Knowles, 'Pagal Kutta and Man-eating Panther';; 9. 'Terrors of the Jungle 1932';; 10. Reginald Gilbert, 'Man-eating Tigers of Nagpore, Bansda, Toongar and Jaunsar', JBNHS, vol. IV, no. 3, 1889;; 11. 'The Valley of Deyra Doon';; 12. . 'How Rhinoceros got his skin';; 13. 'An Elephant Saves Shikari from Clutches of a Lion';; 14. N. Wallich, 'Discovery of Amhertia Nobiles';; 15. 'On Nature's Trail: Biographical Sketches by N. Wallich, J. Hooker, Royale, Jerdon, Stuart Baker';; 16. J.S. Serrao, 'Mass Flowering of Karvi plants';; 17. 'Glory Lily'; O MISCELLANEOUS NOTES: J.D. INVERARITY, 'WOUNDED BEAR CHARGING UP A TREE', 1930, JBNHS O 'A DAY'S SPORT IN BERAR' O KENNETH MACKENZIE, 'CHIKALDAH, BERAR', 28 APRIL 1893, JBNHS, VOL. VIII O 'A MAN-EATING PANTHER OF SEONI W.A.CONDUTT, SEONI DISTRICT', 21ST NOVEMBER 1901, JBNHS, VOL. XIV O L.H. OSMASTON, 'A MAN-EATING PANTHER OF DANGS', JANUARY 1903, JBNHS, VOL. XV O H.V. BRIGGS, 'A GAUR ATTACKING AND KILLING A MAN WITHOUT PROVOCATION', SEPTEMBER 1907, JBNHS, VOL. XVIII, O R.H. HEATH 'NATIVE SCALED BY A SLOTH BEAR', SABARMATI, 24 SEPTEMBER 1915, JBNHS, VOL. XXIV O REGINALD H. HEATH CHIPSTEAD, 'PORCUPIN'S MODE OF ATTACK', SURREY, JUNE 1918, JBNHS, VOL. XXVI O R.G. BURTON, 'HUNTING LEOPARD', JUNE 1920, JBNHS, VOL. XXVII; O A.M. KINLOCH, 'LEOPARD CAT', 10 OCTOBER 1920, JBNHS, VOL. XXVII O J.B. MOLONY, 'A CASE OF RECOVERY AFTER A BITE BY THE RUSSELL'S VIPER', 12 AUGUST 1920, JBNHS, VOL. XXVII O R.G. BURTON, 'TIGERS IN TREES', JUNE 1920, JBNHS, VOL. XXVII O G.E.R. COOPER, 'TIGER CLIMBING A TREE', 3 OCTOBER 1922, JBNHS, VOL. XXIX O S.H. PRATER, 'HOW THE FEMALE DUGONG CARRIES HER YOUNG', 6 JUNE 1929, JBNHS, VOL. XXXIII O S.H. PRATER, 'ON OCCURRENCE OF TIGERS ON THE ISLANDS OF BOMBAY AND SALSETTE', 27 JUNE 1929, JBNHS, XXXIII EQUITATION SCHOOL, SAUGOR, C.P., 14 MAY 1930, JBNHS, VOL. XXXIV, NO. 3; O R.C. MORRIS, 'OBSERVATIONS ON THE INDIAN ELEPHANT', 10 JUNE 1930, JBNHS, VOL. XXXIV O E.A.D. ABREU, 'NOTES ON MONITOR LIZARDS', 11 APRIL 1932, JBNHS, VOL. XXXVI O K.G. GHARPUREY, 'CASES OF SNAKEBITE', 27 APRIL 1932, JBNHS, VOL. XXXVI O RANDOLPH C.MORRIS, 'RHE DURATION OF LIFE OF TIGERS', 10 JUNE 1932, JBNHS, VOL. XXXVI O MADANSINH, 'A CARNIVOROUS BEAR', 11 JULY 1932, JBNHS, VOL. XXXVI O T V. SUBRAMANIAM, 'TERMITE COLLECTION IN SOUTH INDIA FOR FOOD', 28 JANUARY 1934, JBNHS, VOL. XXXVII O CHARLES THEOBALD, 'TIGER KILLS LIONESS IN MYSORE ZOO', 23 JANUARY 1946, JBNHS, VOL. XLVI; O VIRBHADRASINH, 'A PANTHER WITH TWENTY CLAWS', 14 FEBRUARY 1946, JBNHS VOL. XLVI O D P. GARGA KUMAR, 'ANIMALS "SHAMMING" DEATH', 6 JUNE 1947, JBNHS, VOL. XLVII O D V. GARGA, 'HOW FAR CAN A TIGER SWIM?', 19 OCTOBER 1947, JBNHS, VOL. XLVII O HUMAYUN ABDULALI, 'PECULIAR BEHAVIOUR OF THE DARTER', 30 OCTOBER 1947, JBNHS, VOL. XLVII O BASANTA KUMAR BEHURA, 'ACACIA THORN IN THE STOMACH OF A TOAD', 18 NOVEMBER 1947, JBNHS, VOL. XLVII O J.L.H. WILLIAMS, 'LAND LEECHES', 15 MARCH 1954, JBNHS, VOL. LII

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