Discuss how the changes in forest management in the colonial period affected the following groups of people:
5. Kings/British officials engaged in shikar (hunting)
Answer to be written in the exam:
Kings/British officials engaged in shikar (hunting)
The forest laws
took away the forest residents' source of income.
The forest dwellers e
ngaged in hunting as a method
of subsistence prior to the adoption of these regulations.
prohibited from hunting
after they were put into effect.
- Instead, hunting developed into a sport where both kings and British officials hunted large animals in great numbers, pushing some species almost to extinction.