A far cry, but also a derivation from the original English garden, and the 18th century idea of landscape gardening, the gardens enjoyed by the Britons in India were appreciated for their extremely untamed quality – numberless species of “visitors” flew over or resided in them, squatting , breeding, and cackling amongst the foliage. Philip Robinson’s In My Indian Garden ( London 1878) is an extended apology for the wildly exotic quality of this fragment of nature in his backyard. Quite different is the attitude of contemporary Indian novelist R. K. Narayan in his daily struggle with the jungle-like patch surrounding his suburban cottage and especially with Annamalai, its self-appointed keeper (Annamalai , 1970).
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