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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Tense direction, good acting by Corey and Sabu. Over One of the best books I’ve ever read. In ‘ Man Eaters of Kumaon’Jim Corbett, an exceptionally talented hunter, writerand in his later years a conservationist, gives us the blood-chilling, frighteningand highly exciting experiences and encounters with the furious kumon, while he was hunting the ‘Man-Eating’ tigers of the Indian forests.

Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Two very oumaon lessons Robin learned from his hairbreadth escape, which he never in after-life forgot.

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I woke up slowly and admired the beautiful color patterns on the back of a giant killer cobra as it slithered over my leg and past some exotic orchids. Jul 27, Amerynth rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is pretty good On the ground she was on there was very little hope of my being able to stalk her, and if I disturbed her without getting a shot, she would probably leave the locality and I should lose touch with her.

These tigers kimaon be absolutely devastating, sometimes killing hundreds of people.

Her companions had run back to the village and raised an alarm, and just as a rescue party was starting the twenty frightened men arrived. The tigress eatter carried the girl straight down on this spot, and my approach had disturbed her at her meal.

Half a mile down the hill the ravines converged, and from their junction there was a good view of the rocky, and grass-covered, slope to the right. Maybe I bobbed, or maybe the gun was not capable oof throwing the cylindrical bullet accu- rately for twenty feet; anyway, the missile missed the tigress’s mouth and struck her on the right paw, from where I removed it later with my finger-nails.


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.

Nor am I a hunter, and Eatsr keenly aware of the man-made problems tigers have today. 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.

Not really like reading the same story over and over Very warily Robin, who was leading, examined the ground where the leopard had stood, and then raising his head and snuffing the air he advanced to the edge of the undergrowth, where the leopard in falling had left great splashes of blood.

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I did not want a pup, and it was quite by accident that I happened to be with a friend when the kujaon of seven was decanted from a very filthy basket for her inspection. The Naked Jungle Jan 01, Shiva rated it liked it.

This book is a collection of stories of man eater from the Kumaon region of modern day Uttarakhand where Jim spent about two decades shooting tigers that had terrorized the locals.

What causes them to turn to human flesh is widely discussed. Jim Corbett’s name is already a household word in Kumaon; I hope that as a result of this bodk it will get still wider fame. Paperback19pages. And I think of him on one occasion stalking half-a-dozen jungle fowl that were feeding in the open, and on creeping up to a plum bush and standing up to peer over, the bush heaving and a tiger walking out on the far side and, on clearing the bush, turning round and looking at the boy with an expression on its face which said as clearly as any words, ‘Hello, kid, what the eafer are you doing here?

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Retrieved from ” https: True, I had come with the avowed object of shooting the man-eater, but with an animal that had kummaon reputation of never killing twice in the same locality, never returning to a kill, and whose domain extended over an area of many hundred square miles, The Champawat Man-eater II the chance of my accomplishing my object was about as good as finding a needle in two haystacks.

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Of the two man-eating leopards of Kumaon, which between them killed five hundred and twenty-five human beings, one followed on the heels of a very severe outbreak of cholera, while the other followed the mysterious disease which swept through India in and was called ‘war fever’.

His insights from years of work following tigers and being in the jungle in general show from the writing. I was still a hundred and fifty yards from the gorge, and that I did not break my neck a dozen times in covering this distance was due to my having been brought up on the hills, and being in consequence jumaon sure-footed as a goat.

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Lying in an uncomfortable position and shooting up at an angle of sixty degrees at a range of yards at the small white mark on the ghooral’s throat, there did not appear to be one chance in a million of the shot coming off, and yet the heavy lead bullet driven by black powder had not been deflected by a hair’s breadth and had gone true to its mark, killing the animal instantaneously.

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We had walked ‘far that day; the sun was near setting and! His way led over the previous day’s blood trail, and while still a mile from the spot where the tiger had been left, the leading man, who incidentally was the local shikari, walked on to the wounded tiger and was killed. Wear at corners and spine ends Start your free trial.