Slum Dogs of India

Slum Dogs of India

by EloiseLeyden (Author)


When photographer Eloise Leyden spent a year travelling around India, she became fascinated not only by the vibrant beauty of the land and the warmth of its people, but also by the country's sizeable population of stray dogs. Leyden's empathy with animals is captured perfectly in this colourful, touching collection of images of dogs roaming the bustling city streets, scavenging in markets, basking on sandy beaches and sleeping just about anywhere. Different aspects of the dogs' daily life are chronicled: a sadhu feeds an eager pack of street dogs in Rishikesh, while a puppy begs patiently for scraps from a customer at a food stall in Varanasi and, in Calcutta, a small gang snoozes peacefully together on a pile of sandbags. Leyden, who undertook voluntary work for several animal charities during her travels, reveals the close bond that often develops between the dogs and their fellow street dwellers - humans and animals alike - and documents the efforts of individuals and groups to promote the welfare of the strays.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 223
Edition: 1
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
Published: 01 Sep 2009

ISBN 10: 1858945046
ISBN 13: 9781858945040

Media Reviews
India-philes and dog lovers alike will adore this paean - WANDERLUST While this is certainly a book designed for animal lovers, it should appeal to fans of documentary photography as well - AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER Beautifully captures the different aspects of the dogs' daily lives - BURNLEY EXPRESS
Author Bio
Eloise Leyden graduated with a degree in photography from the University of Plymouth in 2006. Slum Dogs of India, her first book, resulted from a year-long trip to the subcontinent.