02 October, 2012

Encyclopedia of the Nilgiri Hills (Parts 1-2)

Encyclopedia of the Nilgiri Hills (Parts 1-2)

By- Paul Hockings

Where was the game of snooker invented? Which hills welcomed visits from Nikita Khrushchev, Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru and also Edward Lear? Where did Maria Montessori, Madame Blavatsky and the Viceroys of India like to take their vacations? Where do tigers, bisons and elephants still roam the jungles? The answer in each case is the Nilgri Hills of Southern India.

Tennyson (though never there) wrote of ‘the sweet, half-English air of the Neilgherries’ -  and thousands have gone there to enjoy it over past two centuries: Princes, tourists, scholars, missionaries, soldiers and officials alike.

This book is a Who Was Who of those people, and a broad, neatly organized, completely up to date and uniquely detailed account of the Nilgri Hills from every scientific perspective -  from Anthropology to Zoology.

The editor, Paul Hockings, teaches anthropology and film history at United International College, in Zhuhai, China; Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of IIIinosis; Adjunct Curator of Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History; and Editor-in-Chief of a journal, Visual Anthropology.

ISBN  978-81-7304-893-7  2012   1068p.   Rs.6000/Pounds 275

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