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The never-before-told story of how the trout came to call Indian rivers its home.

When the East India Company's business venture with India turned into a full-fledged occupation of the country, the British in India, apart from establishing their governance, were concerned with one more thing – how to make their surroundings here more akin to their homeland. Even as they dotted the Indian terrain with their manicured gardens, clock towers and pristine colonial structures, many among them (particularly a clutch of British anglers) increasingly felt the absence of one essential fish in Indian rivers – the trout. A Fish in Alien Streams presents the astounding story of a motley group of mavericks, adventurers and eccentric naturalists who, driven by their peculiar fixation, were obsessed with introducing the trout to India's rivers.

This delightful account of an unknown slice of India's colonial past combines incredible research involving antique books, rare documents and letters of wistful longing for the trout with the minutiae of fishing and skilful planning. Spanning the Kashmir valley, Kullu, Uttarkashi, the Nilgiris, erstwhile Travancore and Ceylon, this unique and incredible tale is about magnificent passions, countless failures and ultimate triumph.

 

Review

'A remarkable and long-forgotten tale, told with care, understanding, empathy, and, not least, authority. A noteworthy contribution to natural history as well as to social history. I strongly recommend it to nature lovers, and all those interested in the curious and controversial career of British colonialism on India.' - Ramachandra Guha, Historian and bestselling author

Book Description

Throws light on how this peculiar obsession of a group of people has had an enduring effect on our ecology and food habits in unforeseeable ways.

From the Publisher

Herjinder Singh Sahni is a writer and senior journalist. Starting as a sub-editor with Navbharat Times, he has worked with renowned media houses over the last three decades, including Times of India Group, India Today Group and Hindustan Times Group, as well as various magazines, television channels and online portals. On his YouTube channel '???? The Past by Herjinder', he talks about little-known nuggets of Indian and world history. When not writing or working, Herjinder can be found travelling in the lap of nature or discussing food and history with his friends and family.

About the Author

Herjinder Singh Sahni is a writer and senior journalist. Starting as a sub-editor with Navbharat Times, he has worked with renowned media houses over the last three decades, including Times of India Group, India Today Group and Hindustan Times Group, as well as various magazines, television channels and online portals. On his YouTube channel '???? The Past by Herjinder', he talks about little-known nuggets of Indian and world history. When not writing or working, Herjinder can be found travelling in the lap of nature or discussing food and history with his friends and family.
 
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A Fish In Alien Streams The Incredible Journey Of The Trout In India

A Fish In Alien Streams The Incredible Journey Of The Trout In India

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  • ISBN: 9789391028701
  • Author: Herjinder
  • Publisher: Hachette India
  • Pages: 192
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

The never-before-told story of how the trout came to call Indian rivers its home.

When the East India Company's business venture with India turned into a full-fledged occupation of the country, the British in India, apart from establishing their governance, were concerned with one more thing – how to make their surroundings here more akin to their homeland. Even as they dotted the Indian terrain with their manicured gardens, clock towers and pristine colonial structures, many among them (particularly a clutch of British anglers) increasingly felt the absence of one essential fish in Indian rivers – the trout. A Fish in Alien Streams presents the astounding story of a motley group of mavericks, adventurers and eccentric naturalists who, driven by their peculiar fixation, were obsessed with introducing the trout to India's rivers.

This delightful account of an unknown slice of India's colonial past combines incredible research involving antique books, rare documents and letters of wistful longing for the trout with the minutiae of fishing and skilful planning. Spanning the Kashmir valley, Kullu, Uttarkashi, the Nilgiris, erstwhile Travancore and Ceylon, this unique and incredible tale is about magnificent passions, countless failures and ultimate triumph.

 

Review

'A remarkable and long-forgotten tale, told with care, understanding, empathy, and, not least, authority. A noteworthy contribution to natural history as well as to social history. I strongly recommend it to nature lovers, and all those interested in the curious and controversial career of British colonialism on India.' - Ramachandra Guha, Historian and bestselling author

Book Description

Throws light on how this peculiar obsession of a group of people has had an enduring effect on our ecology and food habits in unforeseeable ways.

From the Publisher

Herjinder Singh Sahni is a writer and senior journalist. Starting as a sub-editor with Navbharat Times, he has worked with renowned media houses over the last three decades, including Times of India Group, India Today Group and Hindustan Times Group, as well as various magazines, television channels and online portals. On his YouTube channel '???? The Past by Herjinder', he talks about little-known nuggets of Indian and world history. When not writing or working, Herjinder can be found travelling in the lap of nature or discussing food and history with his friends and family.

About the Author

Herjinder Singh Sahni is a writer and senior journalist. Starting as a sub-editor with Navbharat Times, he has worked with renowned media houses over the last three decades, including Times of India Group, India Today Group and Hindustan Times Group, as well as various magazines, television channels and online portals. On his YouTube channel '???? The Past by Herjinder', he talks about little-known nuggets of Indian and world history. When not writing or working, Herjinder can be found travelling in the lap of nature or discussing food and history with his friends and family.
 

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