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Chota Sahib: Memoirs Of A Forest Officer

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Expected publication: 8211 by Tabb Ho.
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Ian
A succinct account of the author's career and life as a forest officer in Assam, from the initial job interview to his voluntary return to England post Indian independence. What surprised me was his evident ignorance in the local fauna for eg he does not identify snakes and believes pythons need an anchor to constrict their prey! This came across as odd given his training and presumably expert knowledge on local trees. His isolation and segregation from the lives of the locals was also plain, gi...more
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