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Definitive history of the cheetah on the sub-continent. Traces the cheetah from prehistoric times through history, to its ultimate extinction in India during the twentieth-century. The cheetah's status in Asia is discussed, and comparisons made with its African counterpart. The causes of the extinction in India is extensively covered, as well as the prospects of its reintroduction in its former homeland.
Preface; Spots and Rosettes; A Search Through Antiquity: From Prehistoric to Classical Records; Cheetah in Sanskrit and Pre-Mughal Records; At the Court of the Great Mughals; Towards Extinction Under British Rule; Into the republic and Oblivion; On trapping, Training, Treatment of and Hunting with Cheetahs; Cheetahs from Africa and India; Cheetahs of Africa and Asia; Status of the Cheetah in Asia; Extinction and Reintroduction: Causes and Prospects; Epilogue; Appendices; Maps; Bibliography; Index