Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Paperback / softback Book

Man-Eaters of Kumaon Paperback / softback

Part of the Oxford India Paperbacks series


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 big cats, and above all a crack shot.

Brought up on a hill-station in north-west India, he killed his first leopard before he was nine and went on to achieve a legendary reputation as a hunter.

Corbett was also an author of great renown. His books on the man-eating tigers he once tracked are not only established classics, but have by themselves created almost a separate literary genre.

Man Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of Corbett's books, one which offers ten fascinating and spine-tingling tales of pursuing and shooting tigers in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of this century.

The stories also offer first-hand information about the exotic flora, fauna, and village life in this obscure and treacherous region of India, making it as interesting a travelogue as it is a compelling look at a bygone era of big-game hunting.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 228 pages, maps
  • Publisher: OUP India
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  • Category: Biography: sport
  • ISBN: 9780195622553

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