Numberless books have been written about the killing of Big Game in India, extolling the bravery or marksmanship of their Authors. Tiger Trails in Assam does neither of these things. Modestly, with humour and humanity, Patrick Hanley describes the lives of tigers, leopards and elephants; of pythons, hamadryads and many other inhabitants of the Assam jungles, which he has observed over the years with infinite patience and enthusiasm.
His many close encounters with tigers; his delightful story of baby elephants at play; his fantastic descriptions of the schooling of tiger cubs by their parents; and his accounts of the mating behaviour of tigers and the battle between three tigers for the favour of a tigress, make a book unique among those about wild life in India. It is also the only book so far to describe the habits of the big game animals of Assam. The author's love of wild life will appeal to all animal lovers.
And his exposure of man's cruelty to wild animals and of wanton destruction purely for personal vanity, shows up the big game hunter for what he really is, a ruthless killer. The book might well form the basis of a new charter for the preservation of wild life in India, Africa and wherever wild animals have been indiscriminately destroyed. But it is not merely a piece of special pleading. It is filled with interesting information and excitement and provides a wonderful picture of life in the jungle, that has the complete ring of authenticity. The author's numerous adventures hunting tiger, leopard, elephant, and other game animals dot this work.
Czech, Bibliography of Asian Big Game Hunting Books. GLOSSARY OF INDIAN WORDS AUTHOR'S NOTE LORD OF THE IVORY TUSKS: THE ELEPHANT THE TRACKER IN THE JUNGLE -VIGIL BY A JUNGLE POOL THE STORY OF BENGALA WILD PIGS WILD DOGS LEOPARDS THE KILLING OF A ROGUE THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE BIG GAME HUNTER POOL OF GANESHA HORNBILLS AND PYTHONS HAMADRYADS AND COBRAS-THE MONGOOSE TIGERS AND KINGS ANOTHER STORY OF BENGALA. Patrick Hanley has been an inveterate wanderer all his life. The bug of this wanderlust first infected him from the time when he joined the Army in the first World War at the age of 16 and saw Active Service in Mesopotamia (Iraq). Since that time this wanderlust has led him to places as far apart as Persia and New Zealand, and most of the intervening countries like India, Burma, Ceylon and Java and Sumatra, as well as Singapore, Malaya and Hong Kong, and a host of other far-away places in the Far and Near East.In most of these he took much interest in the observation of the habits of wild animals, particularly of the big-game order. Turning his attention now to Africa, he spent many years there, studying both the wild life and the natives. He became a journalist at an early age, and articles, short stories and poems of his appeared in newspapers and magazines in Great Britain, Ireland, America, India and in East and West African journals. He is also the author of several books. Assam, where he spent 15 years, gave him the local colour for most of his writings, his first book, Tales And Songs From An Assam Tea Garden, and many short stories, describing the lives of Assam tea planters and the country in which they lived. His wanderings over 15 years in the Assam jungles were responsible for Tiger Trails In Assam, since his love of animals has-been the great inspiration of much of his writing, because he seeks to win a charter for the preservation of wild life from the consciences of men; and prevent the wanton destruction of wild animals by so-called sportsmen and others.
Illustrated with b/w photo plates. Very good - condition in poor dust jacket.
Jacket missing the front flap and with loss at the ends of the spine (now in protective cover). Mild foxing to endpapers and page edges. Signed and inscribed by the author to his son on the front free endpaper. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting.Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "TIGER TRAILS IN ASSAM 1961 Hanley SIGNED India Wildlife Big Game Hunting Jungle" is in sale since Tuesday, July 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "dragoman0" and is located in Carlisle. This item can be shipped worldwide.