Man-eaters of Kumaon

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195622553

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 214

View: 7794

The author describes his experiences killing man-eating tigers of the Indian Himalayas in the 1920s and 1930s, explaining why some tigers become man-eaters and including details on the local flora, fauna, and village life.

Jim Corbett's India


Author: Jim Corbett,R. E. Hawkins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

View: 5795

My Kumaon

Uncollected Writings

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 0198082894

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 2013

This collection includes Jim Corbett's unpublished writings on man-eaters, nature, and his beloved Kumaon, personal letters, articles written for newspapers and gazettes by his contemporaries, and letters exchanged between Corbett and his publisher showcasing the development of his bestselling books-all from the archives of the Oxford University Press.

My India

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 019562341X

Category: Travel

Page: 198

View: 3170

Jim Corbett's classic stories of man-eaters have made him a legend in India. This colorfully-written collection contains classic tales about the human beings who lived in the poignant rural world of the Indian foothills. Corbett, here, displays great sympathy and concern for these people through his sharp observations of their village life, traditions, and culture. Engaging the reader with great force, these stories will serve as an indispensable supplement for anyone who has enjoyed Corbett's narrative gifts before.


Author: Madhav Mathur

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184751575


Page: 208

View: 5305

Pranav Kumar is: (a) An advertising executive (b) An aspiring writer (c) An anarchist (d) A fugitive from the Mumbai Police (e) All of the above Pranav Kumar has had enough. He’s sick and tired of being a corporate drone convincing people that their lives are meaningless without the newest product he’s peddling. He hates that commercialism is the new mantra and people actually believe that you are what you own. Pranav Kumar wants to change the world. But how does one man make a whole country question the way we are when no one is interested in listening? Pranav and his friends decide to capture the eyeballs of the nation and shake up the system. Their methods are unorthodox; their message unique. They take over a TV station; expose an environmental scam; strike out at patrons of brothels; sabotage a glitzy fashion show; and paint-bomb a local train. But as the Anarchists of Mumbai ignite sparks of a much larger movement; they realize that doing good comes at a price; that the means are as important as the ends and that being hunted by the Mumbai police is perhaps better than being hunted by contract-killers. Bold; fresh and darkly comic; The Diary of an Unreasonable Man is an exceptional debut.

The Oxford India Illustrated Corbett

Author: Jim Corbett,Prashanto Kumar Nayak

Publisher: Oxford India Collection (Paper


Category: History

Page: 306

View: 636

This is a richly illustrated anthology of the great hunter and conservationist's best writing, selected from his many popular works. The collection is meant to represent all phases of the great tiger hunter's life and adventures.

Man-Eaters of India

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 618

View: 9774

Jungle Lore

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 0195651855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

View: 1293

Jim Corbett's fame rests on his tales of hunting in the Indian jungle, but he was acutely sensitive to the fragility of nature and well ahead of his time in understanding the need for conservation. Jungle Lore is the closest Jim Corbett ever came to an autobiography, revealing his life-long passion for the people, jungle, and animals of the Kumaon hills in the Himalayan foothills, and his despair at humanity's estrangement from its environment.

The second Jim Corbett omnibus

Author: Jim Corbett


ISBN: 9780195629682

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 426

View: 337

Here, For The First Time, Three Classic Corbett Books Within The Covers Of One Hardback Voume, Jungle Lore; My India; Tree Tops.

Carpet Sahib

A Life of Jim Corbett

Author: Martin Booth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195624861

Category: Conservationists

Page: 278

View: 7873

This Biography Is Written With A Deep Sense Of Empathy With Jim Corbett And His Life In The Hills. It Is Evocative And Perceptive, With Delightful Insights Into The Legend That Was Corbett.

The Second [Oxford India] Illustrated Corbett

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 9780195684285

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

View: 5211

Mixing with local people and speaking their dialects when such behaviour was considered taboo among the English, empathizing with his workers and the villagers, answering their distress call at all times-this is the other side of the fearless hunter, famous conservationist, and at times rational trophy collector. The current volume brings together a selection of Corbett's writings which reveal the full flair of his personality-his hunting prowess, as also his closeness to the people and the land where he grew up.

Tracking the Weretiger

Supernatural Man-Eaters of India, China and Southeast Asia

Author: Patrick Newman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786472189

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 6932

Drawing on dramatic accounts by European colonials, and on detailed studies by folklorists and anthropologists, this work explores intriguing age-old Asian beliefs and claims that man-eating tigers and "little tigers," or leopards alike, were in various ways supernatural. It is a serious work based on extensive research, written in a lively style. Fundamental to the book is the evocation of a long-vanished world. When a man-eater struck in colonial times, people typically said it was a demon sent by a deity, or even the deity itself in animal form, punishing transgressors and being guided by its victims' angry spirits. Colonials typically dismissed this as superstitious nonsense but given traditional ideas about the close links between people, tigers and the spirit world, it is quite understandable. Other man-eaters were said to be shapeshifting black magicians. The result is a rich fund of tales from India and the Malay world in particular, and while some people undoubtedly believed them, others took advantage of man-eaters to persecute minorities as the supposed true culprits. The book explores the prejudices behind these witch-hunts, and also considers Asian weretiger and wereleopard lore in a wider context, finding common features with the more familiar werewolves of medieval Europe in particular.

Spell of the Tiger

The Man-Eaters of Sundarbans

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581464

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 8165

From the author of The Soul of an Octopus and bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig, a book that earned Sy Montgomery her status as one of the most celebrated wildlife writers of our time, Spell of the Tiger brings readers to the Sundarbans, a vast tangle of mangrove swamp and tidal delta that lies between India and Bangladesh. It is the only spot on earth where tigers routinely eat people—swimming silently behind small boats at night to drag away fishermen, snatching honey collectors and woodcutters from the forest. But, unlike in other parts of Asia where tigers are rapidly being hunted to extinction, tigers in the Sundarbans are revered. With the skill of a naturalist and the spirit of a mystic, Montgomery reveals the delicate balance of Sundarbans life, explores the mix of worship and fear that offers tigers unique protection there, and unlocks some surprising answers about why people at risk of becoming prey might consider their predator a god.

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun

A Memoir of Africa

Author: Peter Godwin

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316032094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8933

After his father's heart attack in 1984, Peter Godwin began a series of pilgrimages back to Zimbabwe, the land of his birth, from Manhattan, where he now lives. On these frequent visits to check on his elderly parents, he bore witness to Zimbabwe's dramatic spiral downwards into the jaws of violent chaos, presided over by an increasingly enraged dictator. And yet long after their comfortable lifestyle had been shattered and millions were fleeing, his parents refuse to leave, steadfast in their allegiance to the failed state that has been their adopted home for 50 years. Then Godwin discovered a shocking family secret that helped explain their loyalty. Africa was his father's sanctuary from another identity, another world. WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN is a stirring memoir of the disintegration of a family set against the collapse of a country. But it is also a vivid portrait of the profound strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love.

Nine Man Eaters and One Rogue

Author: Kenneth Anderson

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 9788129116420

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 244

View: 9256

Nine Man Eaters and One Rogue narrate the hunting episodes of several man - eating tigers, leopards and a rogue elephant that roamed the southern Indian jungles of Mysore, Chennai, Hyderabad and northern Malabar.


Author: J. H. Patterson

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781366330000

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 723

The Man-eaters of Tsavo is a book written by John Henry Patterson in 1907 that recounts his experiences while overseeing the construction of a railroad bridge in what would become Kenya. It is titled after a pair of lions which killed his workers, and which he eventually killed.

Jim Corbett : The Hunter Conservationist

Author: Reeta Dutta Gupta

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 8129108933

Category: Conservationists

Page: 88

View: 557

Hunter and conservationist. Fearless and rational, as also superstitious and prone to supernatural sounds and sightings. Sometimes cruel trophy collector, yet heartbroken to see the magnificent tiger laid to rest due to a wound or old age and hence, turned a man-eater. Jim Corbett, unlike most other Englishmen, mixed with the local people, spoke their dialects which he had picked up from the servants, and gave much to his workers and the villagers. Author of hunting classics like Man-eaters of Kumaon, The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, among others, Corbett was hailed as a Gora (White) Sadhu by the village people. The book brings out the real Jim Corbett from behind the ace hunter, the man who pioneered the effort to preserve India’s wildlife in the early 1930s, and whose sympathies always rested with the underdogs-the deprived, the unloved, and the repressed.