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Monday, December 1, 2014

Hunting Methods in Garhwal in Shah /Pal Period in History Context

Administration, Social and Cultural Characteristics History of Garhwal in Shah Dynasty -62 

   History of Garhwal including Haridwar (1223- 1804 AD) –part -252     
   History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -499 
                        By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)


    Hunting was very common among Garhwalis in Pal/Shah period and even in British Raj. Kings used to go for hunting as a religious ritual.
In Garhwali, ‘ Ayedi’ word is for Hunting.
The following methods were used to capture/trap/hunt/kill wild animals, birds or fishes –
1-Baiting
2-Battue /scarring
3-Beagling of rabbits but very rarely in Bhabhar
4-Beating very common
5-Blind or stand hunting
6-Calling especially birds
7-Camouaflage
8-Hunting by dogs
9-Directing animals in a particular direction
10-Flushing
11-Glueing for birds
12-Netting
13-Trapping in concealed pits
14-Running after pray and exhausting the pryas
15-Scouting
16- Shining firelight  for fish or other animals
17-Suffocating animal by smoke in its hiding burrows Shahi/Shaulu
18-Stalking
19-Tracking
20-Herbal Poisoning and that poison is not harmful to mankind.
21-Hitting Hammer on Stone under whom fishes are hiding


Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com1/12/2014
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -500
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
History of Garhwal from 1223-1804 to be continued in next chapter ….
History of Characteristics of Garhwal Kings Shah dynasty, to be continued

XX                     
Notes on South Asian Modern Period  History of Garhwal;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Pauri Garhwal; South Asian  Modern Period  History of Chamoli Garhwal;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Rudraprayag Garhwal;  South Asian Modern  History of Tehri Garhwal; South Asian Modern  History of Uttarkashi Garhwal;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Dehradun, Garhwal;  Modern  History of Haridwar ; South Asian Modern Period   History of Manglaur, Haridwar;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Rurkee Haridwar ;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Bahadarpur Haridwar ; South Asian Modern Period History of Haridwar district, South Asian History of Bijnor old Garhwal
Xx 
Hunting Methods in Garhwal in Shah /Pal Period in History Context; Hunting Methods in Uttarkashi Garhwal in Shah /Pal Period in History Context; Hunting Methods in Tehri Garhwal in Shah /Pal Period in History Context; Hunting Methods in Chamoli Garhwal in Shah /Pal Period in History Context; Hunting Methods in Rudraprayag Garhwal in Shah /Pal Period in History Context; Hunting Methods in Pauri Garhwal in Shah /Pal Period in History Context; Hunting Methods in Haridwar Garhwal in Shah /Pal Period in History Context; Hunting Methods in Bhabhar Garhwal in Shah /Pal Period in History Context; Hunting Methods in Dehradun Garhwal in Shah /Pal Period in History Context;