The Book of Indian Dogs
Author: S. Theodore Baskaran
Publisher: Rupa Publishers
The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.
Everybody loves dogs not only because they are adorable but because finding a loyal and true friend like him is equivalent to finding a needle in the haystack. Anything and everything about them is exciting barring their illness and death. And so was this book when it was offered to me. A comprehensive guide to Indian Dog Breeds- who would miss that?
This book doesn’t come with a blurb and the tagline on the cover does the job of describing what might be in store for the readers (might be). As now most of you would have already clicked on the Amazon link to check out the book, you would be already expecting a class act. But the book might come as a disappointment to most dog lovers, for it fails as a reference or as a guide. It majorly talks about the history and the origin of breeds in India. Also, with no proper mention of the means and solutions, the author has simply pointed out the deficiencies in the country and the conventions that are only happening in certain areas.
It would be unfair to appreciate the positives in the book. Though less, the pictures still do a great job. The content about different breeds is interesting because probably we would not have even heard about it. A more comprehensive description would have been better. The language is lucid and the lengthy descriptions sound interesting if you are a Dog Person.
The book is a good read but some sections might not be according to the likes of the dog lovers. Buy at your own risk.
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Review copy: Provided by Rupa Publishers