TITLE: Thirty-Seven Years of Big Game Shooting in Cooch Behar, the Duars, and Assam
SUBTITLE: A Rough Diary
AUTHOR: Nripendra Narayana Bhupa, the Maharaja of Cooch Behar
PUBLISHER: The Times Press
NO.OF PAGES: xxviii + 461 pages; folding map at rear, illustrated after 157 black and white photographs throughout
BINDING: Presentation binding of full red morocco with the coat of arms of the Maharajah; all edges gilt with 4 raised bands at the spine
Height: 24.2 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 4.5 cm
TIPPED IN PLATE WITH THE MAHARAJA GAUTAM NARAYAN'S SIGNATURE DATED SEPT.1900 ON THE END PAPER
This book details Cooch Behar's shooting adventures from 1871-1907. Located west of Assam, the region was a hotbed of big game hunting activities, almost all on beats through the jungle with shooting from elephant back. The author notes the areas he hunted, his companions and the game collected. While most of the shooting was centred on tigers, there were also numerous rhinoceros, bison, sambur, and other game bagged.
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