Shared Spaces: The Leopards of Jawai in Rajasthan

Danger is a relative concept. “Which animal is dangerous depends on who we ask, when, and where,” writes ecologist Vidya Athreya in an article in the Times of India. “A construction worker in urban India may consider even roadside domestic dogs dangerous. A farmer in rural India could perceive snakes in his fields as deadly, and I find vehicles far more dangerous than either dogs or snakes.” Danger, she writes, is shaped by numerous factors, including landscape, lifestyle, wealth, age, occupation, religion and so on.

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