The Indian Ornithology Reading Room was born out of a chance sighting of Major General H.P.W. Hutson’s The Birds About Delhi (1954), at Blossoms second-hand bookstore in Bangalore.
The growing collection features works by British and Indian Ornithologists who, for more than a century, have given literary and visual form to feathered observations in the subcontinent.
* All Urbs Indis material is accessible by appointment at the Urban Design Research Institute Library in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.
*Digitization inquiries will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Please write to [email protected]
Galleries: Delhi Birds
Indian Bird Life: A Book for Bird Study
1923 (First Edition)
Nurseries of Heaven
1946 (Second Edition)
The Birds of Delhi and District, Reference List
Compiled from Sir N.F. Frome’s Notes and Notes by Mr. H.G. Alexander
1950 (First Edition)
The Birds About Delhi
Major General H.P.W. Hutson
1954 (First Edition)
Salim Ali and Laeeq Futehally
1967 (First Edition)
What’s that bird?
A guide to birdwatching, with special reference to Delhi
1991 (First Edition)
Explore more Reading Rooms
Urbs Indis is an urban aerial photography studio and archival library founded by Mumbai based architect and artist Robert D Stephens (RMA Architects). Since 2007 he has been documenting urban India from 10,000 feet above sea level, in black and white as well as colour photography.
© Robert D Stephens
Website design by Tina Nandi Stephens