I Was a Tiger Hunter
One of the main pastimes of the British in India during the days of the Raj, whether civilians or military, was shikar or game hunting. This could range in scale from going out to take a pigeon or two for a junior official's cooking pot while on tour to a full ceremonial tiger hunt as organised for a Viceroy or Maharajah, involving elephants and beaters. In this book, first published in 1887, J. Moray Brown, who served as an army officer in India, describes his shikar experiences, from hunting small game and wild fowl to the dangerous sport of pig sticking to hunting a rogue elephant, and close encounters with the ultimate Indian wild animal, the tiger.
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