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Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows

First Author Affiliation: Department of Political Science, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi; Second Author Affiliation: Department of Hindi, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: The Birdman of India, Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali, was one of the first Indians to conduct a systematic and patterned survey of birds in India. W.S. Millard, the Secretary of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) had introduced Salim Ali to the beautiful world of the birds. Millard had identified an unusually coloured sparrow that was actually shot by a young Salim Ali with his air gun. This was a yellow-throated sparrow. Following this, Millard showed Salim Ali the Society’s collection of stuffed birds, and this became the beginning of a marvelous journey of exploring the bird kingdom and establishing great landmarks by Salim Ali. The sparrow had transformed Salim Ali’s world. Undoubtedly, his autobiography was later titled ‘The Fall of a Sparrow’. Salim Ali has very carefully noted in his autobiography as to how this yellow-throated sparrow became the turning point in his life that led him into the fascinating world of ornithology. This research contribution is not about the birdman but the bird, which is rapidly vanishing from our vicinity. The reasons for the decline of the sparrow are varied but the fact of the matter is that the natural world around us is rapidly receding. And the decline of the sparrow is an alarm, a warning against the degrading ecosystems, and an alarm against blind-folded urbanisation which is leading to human-induced disasters.

Keywords: disaster, ecology, sparrow, urbanisation.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Sharma, Jyoti T and Harsh Bala Sharma. “Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.2 (2017): 86-90.

APA:
Sharma, J.T., & Sharma H.B. (2017). Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), 86-90.

Chicago:
Sharma, Jyoti T and Harsh Bala Sharma. “Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 2, (2017): 86-90.

Harvard:
Sharma, J., Sharma, H.B. 2017. Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), pp. 86-90.

Vancouver:
Sharma JT, Sharma HB. Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(2):86-90.

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