Tuesday, 22nd of January 2019

Treasures of Indian Wildlife

 Treasures of
 Indian Wildlife
 Compiled by
 Dr. Ashok Kothari and
 Dr. B.F. Chhapgar
 Price: Rs. 1,900/-
 Size: 10 x 13 in
 Pp. 216, Hardbound
Living Jewels from
the Indian Jungle
Compiled by
Dr. Ashok Kothari and
Dr. B.F. Chhapgar
Price: Rs. 1,600/-
Size: 10 x 13 in
Pp. 204, Hardbound

The books bring together articles, drawings, and paintings from valuable old books, journals, and gazetteers in the collection of the Bombay Natural History Society. The historical writings of wildlife and bird enthusiasts of the past paint a vivid picture of India’s rich flora and fauna, in urgent need of protection today. Paintings, mostly of birds, and lithographs and sketches of animals and trees, scenery and monuments, many of which are recognized as classics of their type, are mainly the work of eminent European wildlife artists of the19th and early 20th centuries. In a substantial section at the end of the TREASURES OF INDIAN WILDLIFE, gleanings from the miscellaneous notes section of early issues of the Journal of the BNHS provide lively snippets of information on species as wide-ranging as red ants, mongoose, minitor lizard, python, cobra, cheetah, and darter. With the descriptive text and stunning visuals, like its predecessor SÁLIM ALI’S INDIA, these books will be a prized possession for anyone with an interest in India and its natural history.