Man eaters of Kumaon

The stories also offer first-hand information about the exotic flora, fauna, and village life in this obscure and treacherous region of India, making it as interesting a travelogue as it is a compelling look at a bygone era of hunting.

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9789391181406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of Corbett's books, one which offers ten fascinating and spine-tingling tales of pursuing and shooting tigers in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of this 19th Century. The stories also offer first-hand information about the exotic flora, fauna, and village life in this obscure and treacherous region of India, making it as interesting a travelogue as it is a compelling look at a bygone era of hunting. No one understood the ways of the Indian jungle better than Corbett. A skilled tracker, he preferred to hunt alone and on foot, sometimes accompanied by his small dog Robin. Corbett derived intense happiness from observing wildlife and he was a fervent conservationist as well as a tracker. He empathised with the impoverished people amongst whom he lived, in what is today Uttarakhand, and he established India’s first tiger sanctuary there. Corbett’s writing is as immediate and accessible today as it was when first published in 1944.

The Jim Corbett Omnibus

Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, and The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon, the three classic collections of Corbett's hunting stories, which vividly bring to life the drama and beauty of the jungle and ...

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 0195627628

Category: Forest animals

Page: 604

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, and The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon, the three classic collections of Corbett's hunting stories, which vividly bring to life the drama and beauty of the jungle and its wildlife are here brought together in a single volume for the first time.

Under the Shadow of Man eaters

Cleverly weaving narrative with excerpts from Corbett s books and drawing on in-dept interviews with Corbett s friends, this is another biography of a truly incredible man Jim Corbett of Kumaon legendary big game hunter turned naturalist, ...

Author: Jerry A. Jaleel

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 8125020209

Category: Hunters

Page: 225

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Cleverly weaving narrative with excerpts from Corbett s books and drawing on in-dept interviews with Corbett s friends, this is another biography of a truly incredible man Jim Corbett of Kumaon legendary big game hunter turned naturalist, writer, photographer and humanist.