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Overview: Man Eaters of Kumaon

Man-Eaters of Kumaon encompasses Jim Corbett's true-life incidents that are explained in the form of ten tales of gritty exploits that were responsible for Corbett's immense fame. These stories are narrated from the first person point of view and are intricately detailed, to get the reader acquainted with what the hunter went through while trying to track down the man-eating felines.

The book begins with a note from the author, trying to explain the main reason the Tigers and Leopards turn to human inhabitation for food. You can also read about the infamous Champawat man-eater, which killed more than 400 humans, and was the first tiger ever shot by Corbett. Several other stories including the tracker's faithful dog, Robin, along with his love for fishing are narrated beautifully by Corbett. He also dwells on the lovely flora and fauna that embellishes the gorgeous hills of Kumaon.

Jim Corbett initially wrote the book in 1935 and called it Jungle Stories, after his near and dear ones asked him to do so. He later revised it in 1943 and named it Man Eaters of Kumaon. The tales narrated by Corbett serve as a reminder of how poaching has drastic effects on human life, as the big cats have nowhere else to go. Later in his life, he found the need to conserve the magnificent creatures and thereby played an important role in the establishment of India's first national park. This park, set in the lush hills of Kumaon, where Jim Corbett had many of his adventures, was later named after him in 1957.

The hunter turned conservationist is also credited for writing two other books, namely, Jungle Lore and My India. Man-Eaters of Kumaon is published in English by Oxford University Press. This paperback edition has ISBN 10 number of 0195622553 and ISBN 13 number of 9780195622553. You can order it online to read in detail, the amazing stories of Jim Corbett.

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Product Details
Language English
Publication Date May 1, 1997
Publisher Oxford
Contributor(s) Corbett Jim
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Page Count 228
ISBN 10 0195622553
ISBN 13 9780195622553
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 267.9 grams
Product Dimensions 20.8 cm x 1.1 cm x 13.2 cm
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  1.  Perhaps the greatest adventure writer of all times 8 October, 2013 On
    At the age of 5, this book was gifted to me. Since then, I've read it over 40 times, never finding it boring, every story reading like new.

    Corbett's forte is his description. Every scene must be described, his surroundings, the tiger he was hunting and the people around him. Very few authors can come close to this style of writing. If you close your eyes, you can literally see yourself in the jungle with Corbett himself.

    Read this, or read this out to your kid. This is a book everyone should read.
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