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The Fall of a Sparrow

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The Fall Of A Sparrow, is the autobiography of India’s most renowned ornithologist, Salim Ali. This book shows how he evolved from a bird hunter to a watcher, and finally to a naturalist. In 1906, at the age of 10, the author hunted his first sparrow, and from then on he travelled across the Indian subcontinent. He donned many roles, sometimes as a timber merchant in Burma, a motorist in Europe, a guide in Bombay, and more. Ali went to Afghanistan to study migratory Rosy Pastors and Red-legged Falcons. He also studied SeeSee partridges and Snowcocks on this expedition. When in Burma, the author worked with J. C. Hopwood, and contributed to Fauna of British India. The Fall Of A Sparrow describes how Ali studied flamingos in Kutch. Through this book, readers will also get a picture about India under the British Raj. On a hunting trip to Bharatpur, Lord Linlithgow killed 4,273 ducks and geese. Once, when the author stayed at a government guest house in Bahawalpur, he observed the discrimination against second class guests. Some chapters in the book are titled Bastar, Schooldays, and Motorcycling in Europe. The Fall Of A Sparrow starts from the ages when birds were hunted and stuffed, and goes into the modern era, where they are captured in photographs. This book is an autobiographical travelogue that takes readers through a 100 years of Indian history.

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The Fall Of A Sparrow, is the autobiography of India’s most renowned ornithologist, Salim Ali. This book shows how he evolved from a bird hunter to a watcher, and finally to a naturalist. In 1906, at the age of 10, the author hunted his first sparrow, and from then on he travelled across the Indian subcontinent. He donned many roles, sometimes as a timber merchant in Burma, a motorist in Europe, a guide in Bombay, and more. Ali went to Afghanistan to study migratory Rosy Pastors and Red-legged Falcons. He also studied SeeSee partridges and Snowcocks on this expedition. When in Burma, the author worked with J. C. Hopwood, and contributed to Fauna of British India. The Fall Of A Sparrow describes how Ali studied flamingos in Kutch. Through this book, readers will also get a picture about India under the British Raj. On a hunting trip to Bharatpur, Lord Linlithgow killed 4,273 ducks and geese. Once, when the author stayed at a government guest house in Bahawalpur, he observed the discrimination against second class guests. Some chapters in the book are titled Bastar, Schooldays, and Motorcycling in Europe. The Fall Of A Sparrow starts from the ages when birds were hunted and stuffed, and goes into the modern era, where they are captured in photographs. This book is an autobiographical travelogue that takes readers through a 100 years of Indian history.
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Title The Fall of a Sparrow Height
Sálim Ali Width
ISBN-13 9780195687477 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 0195687477 Spine Width
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA Pages 128
Edition 1stEdition, 2006 Availability Out Of Stock

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