Man-eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett


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  • FORMAT : Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-81-291-4036-4
  • Pages: 184 pages


Arguably the best-known of Jim Corbett’s books, Man-eaters of Kumaon comprises ten stories, each of which details Corbett’s encounters with various dangerous man-eaters in the Himalayan region. With fascinating tales such as ‘The Champawat Man-eater’, in which Corbett recounts how he hunted down a tigress who had reportedly killed 436 people in the Champawat region; ‘Robin’, a tribute to Corbett’s faithful spaniel who accompanied him on many a hunt; and ‘The Bachelor of Powalgarh’, the story of the most sought-after big cat in the United Provinces from 1920 to 1930, this collection is sure to send your heartbeat racing.

Enlivened by an introduction by Ruskin Bond, this book, that made Corbett famous in India and abroad, is a must-read for fans of adventure stories and jungle lore.


Edward James ‘Jim’ Corbett (25 July 1875 –19 April 1955) was an Anglo-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist, famous for hunting a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India. He played a key role in creating a national reserve for the endangered Bengal tiger in what is now Uttarakhand. In 1957 the national park was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in his honour.


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