Many a District Officer, faced with the utter disorganization of rural life that attends the presence of a man-eating tiger or panther, has turned to Jim Corbett for. one must read this,who have interest in nature, wild life and its surroundings. he wrote this in such a way that we felt the himalayan jungles, and the king of of. 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.

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Three cartridges were all that I had brought with me, for I never thought I should get a chance of firing more than two shots, and the third cartridge was for an emergency. Skinning a tiger with assistance on open ground and with the requisite appliances is an easy job, but here the job was anything but easy, for I was alone, surrounded by thick cover, and my only appliance was a penknife; and though there was no actual danger to be apprehended from the man-eater, for tigers never kill in excess of their requirements, there was the uneasy feeling in the back of my mind that the tigress had returned and was watching my every movement.

Return to Book Page. Robin 3t thick undergrowth and, coming to a stand, looked back’. Sep 24, Chandrashekar rated it it was amazing Shelves: What I particularly loved about this one is Corbett’s superb description of the topography as he went about shooting the tigers. He resolves to do something to prevent the tiger being driven to extinction by hunters, and to convince the Indian government of the necessity of conserving these magnificent beasts. I have been reading this book for long and managed to finish it finally!

To ask other readers questions about Man-Eaters of Kumaonplease sign up. Robin is mute in the jungles, and has a wonderful control over his nerves.

The ground was open with a few trees here and there, and after going steeply down for thirty or forty yards flattened out for a few yards, before going sharply ocrbett into the valley below. I am not going to hazard any theories about kumain, and counter-shock, for I know nothing of these matters.

Full Cast and Crew. From village to village the message is tossed, and is broadcast throughout large areas in an incredibly short space of time.

This made the reading and some details of the hunt painful to digest! Crossing the road we went down a very steep ridge, keeping a sharp lookout to right and left, but saw nothing. This statement, that there were two tigers, confirmed the reports I had already re- ceived that the man-eater was accompanied by a full-grown cub. The villagers said the tiger was in the habit of perambulating along this road, and as the moon was at the full I thought there was a chance of my getting a shot provided I saw it first.


Fifty yards from, and in clear view of us, the tiger passed with its burden, and when the cries had died away in the distance we continued on our way.

Man Eaters Of Kumaon

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a thrilling read about how man eaters used to terrorize villages almost a century ago. At first the tigress took no notice, but when the woman had cut the grass right up to where she was lying the tigress struck once, the blow crushing in the woman’s skull. The men had just come in for their midday meal and, when all were assembled and armed with drums, metal cooking-pots anything in fact that would produce a noise the rescue party set off, the men leading and the women bringing up the rear.

I cant see hunting as a sport. To appreciate a tiger’s growl to the full it is necessary to be situated as I then was rocks all round with dense vegetation between, and the imperative necessity of testing each footstep to avoid falling headlong into unseen chasms and caves.

This permanent injury to her teeth the result of a gun-shot wound had prevented her from killing her natural prey, and had been the cause of her becoming a man-eater. The spot where the girl had been killed was marked by a pool of blood and near it, and in vivid contrast to the crimson pool, was a broken necklace of brightly coloured blue beads which the girl had been wearing.

Man-Eaters of Kumaon – Jim Corbett – Oxford University Press

Man- eaters, if not disturbed, eat everything including the blood- soaked clothes, as I found on one occasion; however, that is another story, and will be told some other time. Truly an enjoyable book. Corbdtt a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video. Use the HTML below. Seven of the stories were first published privately as Jungle Stories.

I read a few of these stories in the dread of the night while being alone in a homestay inside a forest, so I could understand Corbett’s own anxieties as he stalked the man-eaters. If the tigress lost her temper sufficiently to launch an attack, it would not only give me an opportunity of accomplishing the object for which I had come, but it would enable me to get even with her for all the pain and suffering she had caused.

Full Cast and Crew. I had now been on her track for over four hours. The text also contains incidental information on flora, fauna and village life. Oxford University Press, A doctor hunts a vicious, man-eating tiger that terrorizes a native jungle village. A leopard on the other hand, even after it has killed scores of human be- ings, never loses its fear of man; and, as it is unwilling to face up to human beings in daylight, it secures its victims when they corvett moving about at night, or by breaking into their houses at night.


Jim Corbett Zul Vellani As these men knew the direction in which the tiger had gone with its victim, they joined the party, and can best carry on the story. Jim Corbett details his adventures hunting man-eating tigers around India in the ‘s. The Naked Jungle The men carrying M. A nearer approach was not advisable, for even if I succeeded in covering the thirty yards without being seen, and managed to kill one of the tigers, the other, as likely as not, would blunder into me, and the ground I was on would give me no chance of defending myself.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I was unarmed and all the assistance I could render was to ‘ Ho ‘ and ‘ Har ‘ at the full extent of my lungs. The tigress would finish what was left of the kill during the night, and would to a certainty lie up among the rocks next day.

Facing me was the hill that was being beaten, and jlm gorge that I hoped the tigress would make for was behind my left shoulder. Jim Corbett came of an undistinguished family who had lived in India for generations, and although British in his race, dress, speech and habits, simply was an Indian in his own country, as much as anyone of Indian descent can be British or American.

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Thereafter the men started beating their drums and firing off their guns, and in this way we proceeded for more than a mile right up to the head of the valley, where we found kumson woman, who was little more than a girl, lying dead on a great slab of rock. Corbett decribes his experiences hunting man eating tigers in the Kumaon region of India, when the country was under British rule. Not only were we dealing with an animal who when wounded knows no fear, but in addition we were deal- ing with a leopard who had had fifteen hours in which to nurse his grievance against man, and who could in consequence be counted on to have all his fighting instincts thoroughly aroused.

The people of our hills are Hindus and cremate their dead, and when one of their number has been carried off by a man- eater it is incumbent on the relatives to recover some portion of the body for cremation even if it be only a few splinters of bone. mumaon