By B.K. Sharma, Seema Kulshreshtha, Asad R. Rahmani
This is the 1st ever huge and clinical documentation of the faunal wealth of the Indian desolate tract country of Rajasthan. This quantity, the 1st of 2, offers historical past on Rajasthan and covers species variety and distribution of fauna. A scholarly contribution to the sector of data, it presents novel and important info at the vertebrate faunal history of India’s biggest country.
Broadly falling below the Indo-Malaya Ecozone, the 3 significant biomes of Rajasthan comprise deserts and xeric shrublands, tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests, and tropical and subtropical wet broadleaf forests. The corresponding ecoregions to the above biomes are, respectively, the Thar wilderness and northwestern thorn scrub forests, the Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests, and the higher Gangtic Plains wet deciduous forests. opposite to well known trust, the well known Thar or nice Indian barren region occupies just a a part of the nation. Rajasthan is diagonally divided via the Aravalli mountain levels into arid and semi-arid areas. The latter have a superb number of hugely various and precise but fragile ecosystems comprising lush eco-friendly fields, marshes, grasslands, rocky patches and hilly terrains, dense forests, the southern plateau, clean water wetlands, and salt lakes.
Apart from the floral richness, there's faunal abundance from fishes to mammals. during this quantity, many of the flagship and threatened species are defined within the 24 chapters penned by means of top quality flora and fauna specialists and teachers. the area recognized heronry, tiger reserves, flora and fauna sanctuaries and a few threat-ridden biodiversity wealthy parts shall definitely draw the eye of readers from round the world.
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13 Snake Charmer (Sapera) in Hindi displaying a snake (Courtesy: Devendra Bhardwaj) 1 The Majestic Rajasthan: An Introduction 23 Fig. 14 (a) A typical Gurjar man from Rajasthan. (b) Gurjar females standing in front of a hut (Courtesy: Devendra Bhardwaj) Dhulev, and Karera are the chief centers of Jain pilgrimage in Rajasthan. The Dadupanth forms another important religious sect mainly comprising the followers of Saint Dadudayal, of the very beginning of 17th century, who preached equality of all men, vegetarianism, total abstinence from liquor, and lifelong celibacy.
The picture shows BSF sleuths in a procession on the occasion of Rajasthan Day Celebrations (Courtesy: Devendra Bhardwaj) Fig. 13 Snake Charmer (Sapera) in Hindi displaying a snake (Courtesy: Devendra Bhardwaj) 1 The Majestic Rajasthan: An Introduction 23 Fig. 14 (a) A typical Gurjar man from Rajasthan. (b) Gurjar females standing in front of a hut (Courtesy: Devendra Bhardwaj) Dhulev, and Karera are the chief centers of Jain pilgrimage in Rajasthan. The Dadupanth forms another important religious sect mainly comprising the followers of Saint Dadudayal, of the very beginning of 17th century, who preached equality of all men, vegetarianism, total abstinence from liquor, and lifelong celibacy.
N. P. Sinha Gangetic Plains Research Station, Zoological Survey of India, Patna, Bihar, India Bhargavi Srinivasulu Wildlife Biology Section, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India C. K. S. K. K. Sharma Abstract This introductory chapter briefly displays an overall picture of the vivacious state of Rajasthan. Economy of the state is mainly based on natural resources while agriculture, mining, industry, and tourism are the major pillars of revenue.