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|30th July 2012, 13:05||#76|
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Re: Headed to Sundarbans in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger
I had also felt so, but then I stopped worrying. The boat capsize accident happened quite far away from where we were staying and even though it was in the outer periphery of Sundarbans, it was no where closer to the Sundarbans National Park. And the boat or rather launch, as its called locally, that capsized was something similar to what we would now use for the next 1 and 1/2 day for visiting the inner parts of the riverine delta[/quote]
It is too late but i would love to see more updates on this please. Searching for a complete and exhaust travelogue on Sunderbans but failed. Request yout update the visit into the forest and mangroves.
|19th April 2015, 20:41||#77|
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Re: whither man eaters in sunderbans
Hello Dr Ghosh,
That is an interesting observation - about the relative salinity in the human body having an influence on the Sunderbans' tiger's food habits.
I remember reading in one of Jim Corbett's books (as schoolboys in the 60's we cut our reading teeth on his books!), his mentioning that a prevalent belief among the local terai population at the time ('30s) held that the maneaters acquired a taste for human flesh because of the relatively higher salt content! He reserved his judgement on the issue.
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