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Hunting: A Past time in Sanskrit Works

Title:Hunting: A Past time in Sanskrit Works
Author:Krishnamurthy Radha
Publication:Itihasa Darshana / Karnataka Itihasa Academy, Bangalore
Enumeration:Vol 7, 1992
Abstract:In Karnataka, which has dense forests, hunting was practiced by nobles and royal families as testified in inscriptions and the British Museum record of Govinda III, the Rashtrakuta emperor speaks of how forests were reserved for royalty and officials for hunting.Treatises like Manasollasa, Gajasastra and other works contain description of various modes and techniques used in hunting, chasing and capturing of various animals and art of training falcons for this purpose. It was a social need to protect the crops and save the villagers who could fall prey to wild animals.

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