The Tiger: Soul of India by Valmik ThaparThe Tiger: Soul of India by Valmik Thapar

The Tiger: Soul of India

byValmik Thapar

Hardcover | May 15, 2011

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Represented in various art forms from time immemorial, the tiger, India's national animal, resides in the very soul of the country's cultural beliefs, myths, and legends. This book explores and reveals almost every facet of this amazing animal in terms of its first impressions on the8000-year-old cave paintings of Madhya Pradesh to its presence on Mohenjodaro seals, some 4500 years ago. The volume covers tribal belief and worship, ancient tiger art, the Mughal period, and the tiger in miniature painting. The book is a testimony to the power, beauty, and magnificence of thetiger, which captured man's imagination to the extent that it was worshipped across the country. How a host of emotions, including fear, almost compelled man to express his feelings on stone, wood, paper, and much more.The relationship between man and tiger goes back thousands of years. In a way it is the cult of the tiger that has played a vital role in keeping this animal alive in the twenty-first century. It is vital to make sense of the awe and reverence this animal inspires in India, for that will help saveit from extinction.
Valmik Thapar is an internationally celebrated tiger and wildlife conservationist. He is a member of the National Board of Wildlife chaired by the Prime Minister, and other policymaking bodies responsible for tiger conservation. A member of the National Tourism Advisory Council of the Government of India,
Title:The Tiger: Soul of IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 11.42 × 8.66 × 0.69 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198069693

ISBN - 13:9780198069690


Table of Contents

AcknowledgementAuthors NoteAn IntroductionThe Early YearsAfter the Birth of ChristThe Mughal EraThe British TigerThe Tribal TigerTigers TodayPhoto Credits