Start your review of Man-Eaters of Kumaon Write a review Shelves: absolute-favourites , non-fiction A man-eating tiger is a tiger that has been compelled, through stress of circumstances beyond its control, to adopt a diet alien to it. This was the book I was originally after when I picked up The Man-Eaters of Tsavo , and though that book was interesting, this was absolutely excellent. Jim Corbett, the author, was born in India to Irish parents. In love with the jungles of the country from a young age, he later became a hunter, tracker, photographer, naturalist and conservationist.
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Reviewer: Prsd7 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, Subject: Man eaters of kumaon by jim corbett one must read this ,who have interest in nature , wild life and its surroundings. Reviewer: grantiago - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, Subject: Text to epub or mobi More of a technical note than a review.
Spend a minute cleaning it up in a text editor. Import it into calibre. Set your convert settings to your liking. Convert to: mobi, epub, azw3 etc. Great read goes without saying. What a disappointment! It looks as if it was run through OCR and not proofed at all. I wonder if there is any way I could proof it. I am an experienced proofer and formatter for the Distributed Proofreaders organization.
Reviewer: huntergill - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 3, Subject: Corbett of Nainital Corbett stories are based in the kumaon region of north India in central provinces,now uttarpradesh and uttrakhand.
Roughly where corbett national park is at present. For Readers from India that to perticularly Karnataka people it is turly a gift. All the places mentioned here are in close peripheral to Bengaluru And Mysore Region. Jim Corbett came of an undistinguished family who had lived in India for generations, and although British in his race, dress, speech and habits, simply was an Indian in his own country, as much as anyone of Indian descent can be British or American.
He started work as a minor official of an Indian railway, but his greatest interest was in the wildlife of the northern Indian jungles, which he frequented alone since early childhood. He always claimed that for someone who knows enough not to give provocation, the jungle was extremely safe.
Man-eaters, however, are another thing entirely, and he always emphasised that even the man-eater, almost invariably prevented by injury or age from hunting his natural prey, is neither guilty nor cruel.
But it learns its business, sometimes fearfully well. Corbett never apologised for enjoying shooting as a sport in his early years, but he eventually turned to hunt exclusively man-eaters, for the protection of the people to whom he dedicated one of his books: "My friends, the poor of India.
The easy ways of killing an animal rarely work with man-eaters, and Corbett frequently spent weeks, nights after night sitting out alone, after a man-eater which knew of his presence, and was just as interested in stalking him. Perhaps the majority of his man-eaters, in dense and rocky jungle, were killed at a range of feet rather than yards.
He admits his mistakes freely and with humour, and was often in a state of real, well-informed fear. His friends ranged from the highest in the government to the peasants he loved, and he brought them together in a way few have done. A constant theme is that the tiger is great-hearted gentleman, and doomed by the progress of civilisation, in ways that have nothing to do with hunting, unless something is done.
The Jim Corbett National Park exists today because he wanted it so. Jim Corbett would have been a great man if he had never written a word. But he writes extremely well, with humour and economy of language on a subject which would provoke many to hyperbole. Books on big-game hunting rank high among those of people who have seen and done, as well as theorised.
Reviewer: zagger - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, Subject: Kenneth Anderson Hunting Books Someone please upload these books of Kenneth Anderson. The link no longer seems to be working. Any help? Reviewer: Balamurugan K - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, Subject: Books of Corbett His language is simple and vivid.
His story telling is marvellous,our mind can be easily picturise his narration. Immediately I bought all books written by Jim Corbett. He is one of the best story teller. I have uploaded this book on this website. I am sure you will love reading it. Reviewer: sukhendu - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 21, Subject: Very Interesting I read this book almost non-stop. The book adds a more dangerous dimension if read at night when everything is quite.
Recommend reading for all Reviewer: Mubashar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 1, Subject: Man Eaters Of Kumaon This was one of my first English books that I ever and it left a lasting impression. The book survived in our family for many years being read to the next generations.
I will try to upload a picture of my elder brother reading it to her daughter and my daughter. Reviewer: Nafees Zar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, Subject: True jungle story It was the most fascinating story I ever read.
The writer encompassed the events so plainely that it discard all the stains of fiction.
Man-Eaters of Kumaon
The Chowgarh tigers : The first of three man-eaters Corbett was to shoot on government request at a district conference. It turned out to be a pair of two tigers, a mother and its grown cub, which had together killed 64 people between The cub was shot in April and the mother on 11 April The Bachelor of Powalgarh : The exciting tale of how Corbett shot the much sought after trophy tiger non man-eater in The Mohan Man-eater: The second of the three man-eaters Corbett was requested to shoot at the conference. Shot in May Fish of my Dreams: Corbett reflects on the joys of fishing for Mahseer Indian river trout in submontane rivers.
Man Eaters Of Kumaon