Also re Kondoru's most recent post -- the two don't have to be totally incompatible.oldrover said:(quoting Kondoru) Ive read that one too, he was a great lover of nature, wasnt he?
Do you mean the leopard book? He was a nature lover in later life but as I remember in his earlier books he was very much of his time, happily hacking and shooting his way through the local wildlife.
Likely faulty memory on my part then, re what I read long ago. Or conceivably -- his actual reason for leaving India upon independence, seen by writer of the book which I read, as very not-politically-correct; thus a bit of falsifying, so as not to reflect too very badly on heroic Jim??(oldrover quoting amyasleigh): a national hero for his hunting / conservation activities, he personally would have had no problems (there’s a national park there named after him, isn’t there?). Still, “people must do what people must do”.
oldrover:It seems like he did leave as a result of independence, and this does strike me as odd. As you say there doesn’t seem to be any personal reason for him to go. Strange.
He wasn’t Anglo Indian by the way, he was of Irish extraction.