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Alkazi Collection of Photography 'Their Excellencies Lord and Lady Curzon with the first day's Bag' from the Album ‘Souvenir of the Visit of their Excellencies Lord and Lady Curzon to Hyderabad, Deccan’. Photo taken by Deen Dayal & Sons, 1902.

Van Ingen & Van Ingen of Mysore were the master taxidermists of colonial India at a time when hunting was a thriving sport, and their work was prized and sought after around the world. With the death of Edwin Joubert Van Ingen in March 2013, a fascinating saga has come to a close. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED


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This represents the vanished history of India's greatest wildlife as monuments,the legacy of the last century of our
wilds,which miraculously surfaced during the Mysore police inquiry, otherwise this priceless rare stuff of legends,would
have vanished into the market by unscrupulous elements for huge ill gain. No where in the world are these natural
treasures visible,the Karnataka Government should now attach these antique properties for preservation just as it did
in the Devika Rani Roerich case which was greatly applauded and appreciated by the public.
from:  Joseph Frankel
Posted on: Apr 30, 2013 at 15:14 IST
Taxidermy may now be declared as an art form from the past, but for next
few hundred of years the marvelous work of this art will remain on
display. During the 'Raj' days, trophy hunting could build bridges
between princes, kings and English, today it is out of practice and
should remain so...
from:  Samit Mathur
Posted on: Apr 28, 2013 at 11:58 IST
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