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Birds of India: A Literary Anthology
Birds of India: A Literary Anthology takes a new look at natural history writings in India, and brings together for the first time extracts from ancient, medieval, as well as later-day works. Highlighting the role of birds in human life-from religion to entertainment, mythology to science, superstition to wisdom-the collection brings to light the richness and diversity of ...more
Paperback, 385 pages
Published January 17th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 2008)
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Jan 26, 2011 Fatima rated it it was amazing
Birds of India: A Literary Anthology contains a beautiful assortment of over 70 writings on birds that are both entertaining and informative, a truly pleasurable read for both birdwatchers and non-birdwatchers alike. I recommend it to anyone who wishes to actually enjoy writings on birds and at the same time learn immensely about them without having to bang their head in books cramped with scientific details on birds that are ever so cryptic to casual birdwatchers like me. The pieces that I high ...more