Many a District Officer, faced with the utter disorganization of rural life that attends the presence of a man-eating tiger or panther, has turned to Jim Corbett for. one must read this,who have interest in nature, wild life and its surroundings. he wrote this in such a way that we felt the himalayan jungles, and the king of of. Jim Corbett was every inch a hero, something like a sahib Davy Crockett: expert in the ways of the jungle, fearless in the pursuit of man-eating.

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Khawar Mahmood – favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite – December 28, Subject: I’m not saying this is the ijm non-fiction book I’ve ever read. International Union for Conservation of Nature. I could find nothing wrong with the plans I had made, and an hour before my time I was at the spot where I had asked the Tahsildar to meet me.

Man Eaters Of Kumaon

Walking alone in search of man eaters, spending days and nights waiting over a kill, and surviving all seasons and dangers created by these sometimes clever animals — and the vivid expression of those experiences makes him unique.

Und es ist interessant dabei Einblicke in die indische Himalaya-Region zu erhalten. Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government corbeett the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to kill man-eating tigers and leopards that were harassin Edward James “Jim” Corbett was a British hunter, turned conservationist, author and naturalist, famous for hunting a large number of man-eaters in India.

I watch all those wildlife-related documentaries running on Discovery, Nat-Geo, etc.

Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett

For a hundred yards the younger woman ran after the tigress brandishing her sickle and screaming at the tigress to let her eeaters go, and take her instead. At the village an excited crowd of men, women and children awaited us and, as usually happens on these occasions, all started to talk at the same time. It was difficult to skin the animal with so many people crowding round, and to curtail the job I cut the head and paws from the trunk and left them adhering to the skin, to be dealt with later.


The reasons for the slow progress are manifold and none of them are related to how good the book is. I stood on the open ground for some minutes, to give the leopard time to settle down and the scent he had left in his passage to blow past us, and then took Robin due west across the track of the wind, which was blowing from the north. Laying down my rifle I took the hill at a run, grabbed the gun out of the Tahsil- dar ‘s hands and raced back.

Caledonian – favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite – December 15, Subject: As I said before in the review you didn’t get to read and that’s now spread among the random electrons of the internet, this book is far too good to have been read as I did, just to get it done and back to the library.

Welcome to the Jungle. Next second, with a cry of ‘ Ware man ‘, they dashed away at top speed. This point disturbed me a lot as I am against such hunting.

Man-Eaters of Kumaon

His humble yet calculating nature jumps off the page and the reader really does feel that they are shadowing him through the ravines and jungles of India. As an illustration of what I mean by ‘ accidental ‘ I quote the case of the Muktesar man-eating tigress. Jim Corbett was every inch a hero, something like a “sahib” Davy Crockett: Having watched him out of sight I turned and entered the bungalow.

When leaving home that morning I had picked up the. May 06, Renuka rated it it was ok Shelves: I was informed that for five days no one had gone beyond their own doorsteps the insanitary condition of the courtyard testified to the truth of this Statement that food was running short, and that the people would starve if the tiger was not killed or driven away. And it was therefore with very great 4Q Man-eaters of Kumaon misgivings that I turned about to go in search of him; as I did so, I caught sight of his head projecting from behind a tree trunk at the edge of a small clearing only a hundred yards away.


And, Most importantly I love Tigers!!!!

I have told you the story, eatters while I have been telling it Robin the biggest-hearted and the most faithful friend man ever had has gone to the Happy Hunting Grounds, where I know I shall find him waiting for me.

Blood we found in plenty, but kumxon it had come from the old wounds torn open by the leopard’s violent exertions, or from my recent shot, it was impossible to say. Mittlerweile gibt es sogar einen Jim Corbett Nationalpark in Indien.

Lowering her head, she half turned towards me, giving me a beautiful shot at the point of her shoulder at a range of less than thirty yards. Simply told yet with enough detail to easily imagine what it was like, the I was completely riveted by these ukmaon.

The men carrying M. This made the reading and some details of the hunt painful to digest! His insights from years of work following tigers and being in the jungle in general show from the writing.

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