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The tiger : soul of India

Author: Valmik Thapar
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Represented in various art forms from time immemorial, the tiger, India's national animal, resides in the very soul of the country's cultural beliefs, myths, and legends. The Tiger explores and reveals almost every facet of this amazing animal in terms of its first impressions on the 8000-year-old cave paintings of Madhya Pradesh to its presence on Mohenjodaro seals, some 4500 years ago. The volume covers tribal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valmik Thapar
ISBN: 9780198069690 0198069693
OCLC Number: 690102975
Description: xvi, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 30 cm
Contents: Acknowledgement --
Authors Note --
An Introduction --
The Early Years --
After the Birth of Christ --
The Mughal Era --
The British Tiger --
The Tribal Tiger --
Tigers Today --
Photo Credits.
Responsibility: Valmik Thapar.
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"Represented in various art forms from time immemorial, the tiger, India's national animal, resides in the very soul of the country's cultural beliefs, myths, and legends. The Tiger explores and reveals almost every facet of this amazing animal in terms of its first impressions on the 8000-year-old cave paintings of Madhya Pradesh to its presence on Mohenjodaro seals, some 4500 years ago. The volume covers tribal belief and worship, ancient tiger art, the Mughal period, and the tiger in miniature painting. The book is a testimony to the power, beauty, and magnificence of the tiger, which captured man's imagination to the extent that it was worshipped across the country" -- from publisher description.

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This is Valmik Thapar's eighteenth book on tigers in thirty-five years. Beautifully produced, it is a survey of the tiger in the life, myth and art of India. It is an excellent text for A-level and Read more...

 
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A great tiger book

by uvalibrary (WorldCat user published 2011-09-06) Very Good Permalink

What a great collection of photos, illustrations, paintings, graphics - all about the Indian tiger, in 168 pages. Valmik Thapar and Oxford U Press have done a wonderful job of bringing together in one book the background, history, significance, culture, and the many roles that tigers have played in...
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