BROWN, J. Moray
The sporting memoirs of a soldier based in India in the late 1800s. Often shocking by today's standards, Brown's attitudes towards animals and the native population reflect his time period. Though he stresses he is no great sportsman ("There are many men...who have made bigger bags and seen more of shikar than your humble servant"), Brown's lack of experience shows how widespread big game hunting was; one didn't need great wealth or skill to take part. He also discusses the use of natives as guides, local cooking and eating habits, and life as a British officer on duty in India, all providing insight into his time period. A. Moray Brown may be the author's son, Captain Alan Moray Brown, who died in France in 1915.