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Man Eaters of Kumaon - Jim Corbett Reviews

A gentle hunter

Dec 14, 2015 01:11 PM 405 Views

Jim Corbett was a renowned hunter but also a great tiger conservationist. He was not a habitual hunter but a humane(gentle) hunter.Perhaps, few men have described  tiger as he has. Well, he believes that if mankind lets animals have their personal space; there won't be major man-animal confli...Read More

Fascinating Jim

Mar 25, 2014 06:39 AM 1249 Views

There are many fascinating aspects of reading and actually getting engrossed in Jim Corbett’s memoirs of his pursuit of the dreaded big cats of the Himalayan foothills. But none more so, than getting transferred to a place and time where real people lived in terror of an animal for days and some...Read More

Jim Corbett - the Man who loved India

May 09, 2006 04:55 PM 3459 Views

I read this book (borrowed from a friend) when I was around 12 years old. I fell in love with it and over the years tried very hard to get another look at it. Now that I could afford to buy it, I bought the hard-bound edition with a beautiful photo by Valmik Thapar gracing its cover. I hav...Read More

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Melbourne, Australia

1 Review

Big-Hearted Gentlemen

Nov 08, 2004 07:58 PM 3181 Views

Title : Big-Hearted Gentleman Review : I think there are few important reasons that make Jim Corbett's books so appealing: The most obvious reason, I guess, are the stories themselves. They are so extraordinarily thrilling, so gripping, and yet, so extraordinarily humane at the same time. ...Read More

The Tiger is a true gentleman

Jun 27, 2004 05:30 PM 3035 Views

Hearing something like ''the tiger is a true gentleman'' from a man who successfully eliminated much of the tiger population in our Indian Hills seems ironic... but on reading the book what hits you more that the adventures, more than the complete knowledge that Jim Corbett has of the Indian Jun...Read More


Kolkata, India

7 Reviews


Not Just an Adventure Story

Oct 05, 2002 05:49 AM 3325 Views

Jim Corbett's '' Man-Eaters of Kumaon '' is not just a collection of adventure or jungle stories. As Colonel Corbett writes about his adventures in tracking and shooting man-eaters, he vividly portrays the simple life of the good hill-folk of Kumaon and the unique variety of flora and fauna foun...Read More


C31/15,Mohan nagar,Salem, India

1 Review

Interesting book on tigers

Jul 21, 2002 01:09 AM 2707 Views

I am interested in our flora and fauna around us and anything natural that attracts/helps mankind. I do not remember purchasing this book, but the title of the book intrigued me which was brought by somebody else into my house. I fully read the book and I believe that it would definitely inte...Read More


Edmonton, Canada

40 Reviews


Col. Jim Corbett: Man Against Man eaters

Jul 11, 2002 08:13 PM 12383 Views

Man eaters of Kumaon is Colonel Jim Corbett's first widely published book, came out in India in 1944. During the second world war, the veteran hunter and naturalist was confined to a wheel chair at his home in Naini Tal after suffering from tick typhus and malaria he contracted from the Burmese ...Read More

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