Corbett’s description of his campaign against the man-eaters of the Kumaon Hills shows the qualities that a successful shikari needs, physical strength, infinite. Man-Eaters of Kumaon has ratings and reviews. Ridhika said: This book was a little difficult for me to rate. The prime reason being that I am a. Man-Eaters of Kumaon (Oxford India Paperbacks) [Jim Corbett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jim Corbett was every inch a hero.

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These stories serve as a reminder of the glorious time when India’s jungles were teeming with these wonderful creatures, and also gives us one of the reasons why that isn’t the case any more.

At ten o’clock the Tahsildar and one man turned up, and thereafter the men came in twos, and threes, and tens, until by midday two hundred and ninety-eight had collected. These pieces of flesh and bone were required for the lockets which hill children wear round their necks, and the addition of a piece of tiger to the other potent charms is credited with giving the wearer courage, as well as immunity from the attacks of wild animals. Secure packaging for safe delivery.

It is true that he shoots another on a rather dubious pretext, but on yet another occasion he feels guilty at having to shoot a confirmed man-eater when it was asleep. Full Cast and Crew.

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Simply told yet with enough detail to easily imagine what it was like, the I was completely riveted by these stories. From the eager throng of men who pressed round I selected two of my late companions, and with them to guide me set off to visit the scene of the last human tragedy.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. His hunting successes earned him a long-held respect and fame amongst the people residing in the villages of Kumaon. Pitifully little as these remains were, they would suffice for the cremation ceremony which would en- sure the ashes of the high caste woman reaching Mother Ganges.

Interesting stories about an area of India which was certainly a lovely if dangerous part of the world at that time I was delighted to find that this is still a favourite book after all this time.

Very good in a good dust jacket. They emptied all their guns and gave a final yell, and I was holding my breath and listening for the screams that would herald the tigress’s arrival on the ridge, when she suddenly broke cover to my left front and, taking the stream at a bound, came straight for the gorge.

There is nothing more disappointing, for a gun dog than to be teft at home when his master goes out, and as bird-shooting was now taboo for Robin, I started taking him with me when I went out after big game. Step by step, Robin lead- ing, we moved along this line, and had passed the branches and were opposite the trunk when Robin stopped. When passing the hut on the hill at Pali it occurred to me that it would be some little satisfaction to the dumb woman to know that her sister had been avenged, so leaving the horse to browse he had been bred near the snow-line and could eat anything from oak trees to nettles I climbed the hill to the hut, and spread out the skin with the head supported on a stone facing the door.


Highly recommended for nature lovers! Showing of reviews. A great look at a true story about a time and place that are both far away – the adventures of a hunter who was called upon to track and kill man-eating tigers in the jungles of of India.

Man-Eaters of Kumaon

It’s all about the hunt and he puts us right in between the gun and the beast. The Chowgarh Tigers 47 Tigers do not know that human beings have no sense of smell, and when a tiger becomes a man-eater it treats human beings exactly as it treats wild animals, that is, it approaches its intended victims up-wind, or lies up in wait for them down-wind. The Tahsildar was waiting for me at the village.

The writing is superb and so vivid, it seems like you are right there as the events unfold. With a loud roar it sprang at the brave woman who, turning, raced down the hillside, across the road, and into the village, evidently with the intention of telling the people what they, unknown to her, had already witnessed.

Telling the Tahsildar I sater return in a few minutes, I set off at a run ‘down the hill, and when the man saw me coming he sat down to take breath. Dust jacket is in good condition.

A young, handsome man works on the eaetr of a Parisian tycoon who happens to be away at the moment. The contest, owing to the tiger’s height, colouring, and ability to move without making a sound, would be very unequal were it not for the wind-factor operating in favour of the sportsman. In the soft earth round the spring were tiger pug marks several days old, but these tracks were quite different from the pug marks I had seen, and carefully examined, in the ravine in which the woman of Pali village had been killed.

While I had been skinning the tigress the Tahsildar and his staff, assisted by the Headmen and greybeards of the surround- ing villages and merchants of the Champawat bazaar, had been busy drawing up a programme for a great feast and dance for the morrow, at which I was to preside.

For the first time in all the years we had hunted together we had parted company in a tight corner, and he was now probably trying to find his way home, with very little chance of being able to avoid the many dangers that lay before him in the intervening four miles of jungle. This I knew would strain the resources of the small community, so I asked for a dish of tea, but as there was no tea in the village I was given a drink of fresh milk sweetened to excess with jaggery, a very satisfying and not unpleasant drink when one gets used to it.


Truly an enjoyable book. In their normal and healthy condition, Tigers or Leopards don’t see humans as a prey.

This announcement caused me no little surprise, for twice that day he had said he would stay the night with me. Tense direction, good acting by Corey and Sabu. True, I had come with the avowed object of shooting the man-eater, but with an animal that had the reputation of never killing twice in ewter same locality, never returning to a kill, and whose domain extended over ukmaon area of many hundred square miles, Kuamon Champawat Man-eater II the chance of my accomplishing my object was about as good as finding a needle in two haystacks.

Jan 01, Shiva rated it liked it. A police guard was then ,an over the carcass, and next day, when all the people of the countryside eatsr assembled, the trunk, legs and tail of the tigress were cut up into small pieces and distributed. I have been reading this book for long and managed to finish it finally! Later in life, he published a book of wildlife photography. That the man-eater was a tiger was an estab- lished fact, but it was not known whether the animal sater young or old, a male or a female, and this information, which I believed would help me to get in touch with it, Ukmaon could only ascertain by examining its pug marks.

My servant immediately set about preparing a substantial meal for me, and at 3 p. Corbett was an animal rights enthusiast but shot and killed a lot of big cats in his day. He is conflicted when he shoots one tiger that later turns out to be innocent. It certainly helped me to paint a clearer picture of the forest in my mind. Nov 09, Nishant Thakur rated it really liked it. Tigers are not natural predators of man. He has the great gift of being able to convey tension and uncertainty in jumaon few words.

Given that this was written in the middle of the last century about events in the first half of that century it is kumao readable and timeless. I was totally taken with the man as much as his adventures, a quiet an unassuming person with an almost limitless knowledge of the jungle.

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Some very good suspense moments kumson for me it was tough to imagine the landscape that was described by Jim Corbett. The accused was later found not guilty.

I look forward to read more from this genre.