Arputh Rani Sengupta, ISBN 13: 9788173201622, Year : 2016, Rs. 900 Rs. 720 (Free shipping within India only. No extras for postage and handling. )
Tiger king worshiped as Dakshin Raya is cohort of the goddess of Sundarbans and the Muslim saints who nurtured early settlements in lower Bengal. In the animistic religion folklore and oral epic is conservatory of medieval epic literature. Tiger is invincible soul of Asia. Through art and literature Sengupta unravels the history of the tiger in the East-West encounter. Tiger at the center of obsessive funerary cult appears in the Indus Valley seals and on the patterned silk of Central Asia and Han China. In the context of !ame-striped tigers on the inscribed Gilgamesh seals the new evidence of birch bark manuscripts written in Indus Valley hieroglyphs help logical restoration of the past. There is a reason for it; from the Bay of Bengal the tiger crossed the Silk Road and reached Caspian Lakes, Mediterranean East, Sicily and Britain. Capture and transportation of the tigress and the tiger cubs in the Dionysus and goddess cult is recorded in Roman mosaics.