A lot of these local hunters-were extremely wealthy and conducted extravagant shikars
with hundreds of local peasants beating the bush in front of the mounted hunters.
She rode as well, and accompanied Monomohan to mixed social gatherings, soirees, and shikars
. Courtesy Nandita Ghosh, Kolkata.
The family's feudal past is there for everyone to see on the walls of the fort- palace -- the various sanads, the certificate of good conduct from Lord Chelmsford and the pictures of shikars
with officials of the Raj take us travelling back in time to days when the pace of life was slower and official bombast had meaning.
As late as the early 20th century, hunters shot tigers from the backs of elephants in elaborate safaris called "shikars