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A Himalayan bear was sniffing at the remains of my lunch, but not interested in me or Robin. I was standing talking to him while looking down a long sloping hill with a village surrounded by cultivated land in the distance, when I saw a man leave the village and start maneayer the hill in our direction. Tracking was impossible, and my only hope of seeing the tigers was to attract them to myself, or helped by the jungle folk to stalk them.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Corbett is so good at his writing and narrative style, so that I experienced the incredible wilderness and the fascinating animals so intimately for the first time in my life!

Tigers are amon The narrative is gripping, and learning about hunting styles of yore was fun. The man fell across the tree, and as he had removed his coat and shirt and the tigress had clawed his back when killing him, it is possible that the smell of the blood trickling down his body as he hung across the bole of the tree first gave her the idea that he was something that she could satisfy her hunger with.

In a second he was up and on his feet again, and when I laid the dead bird down, he danced round it making little dabs alternately at its head and tail. But it is a pretty cool book filled with entertaining first person stories about a man, a gun, a dog, lots of tea, and man-eating tigers in British Colonial India. The men on the ridge, hearing the three shots, not un- naturally concluded that the tigress had been killed.

Chowgarh tiger had done most damage I promised to go in pursuit of it first. At one point he kills a bear with an axe. When’ it was half-way down it disappeared into heavy grass, and disturbed two ghooral that had been lying up there.

It appeared that the party had set out two hours before midday and, after going half a mile, had climbed into trees to cut leaves.

Two conditions I made, however: Mittlerweile gibt es sogar einen Jim Corbett Nationalpark in Indien. Early next morning, accompanied by the Tahsildar, I set out for the bungalow, and while I was having breakfast on the verandah two men arrived with news that a cow had been killed by a tiger in a village ten miles away. What keeps the interest of the reader from sagging for too long is not the hunt itself but the story weaved around it.

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon

The national park was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in his honour in after his death in In normal times these xvi Man-eaters of Kumaon rites are carried out very effectively; but when disease in epidemic form sweeps through the hills and the inhabitants die faster than they can be disposed of, a very simple rite, which consists of placing a live coal in the mouth of the deceased, is performed in the village and the body is then carried to the edge of the hill and cast into the valley below.

The peafowl, an old hen, with neck feathers stuck out at right angles, and one wing broken, was making for the tree jungle, while Robin, with stern to the ground, was hanging on to her tail and being dragged along.

These were then made into a small book and copies were privately published under the title Jungle Stories and distributed amongst friends. Dec 05, Dennis rated it really liked it. This is not the place to give the names of the jungle folk on whose alarm-calls the sportsman depends, to a great extent, for his safety and knowledge of his quarry’s movements; for in a country in which a walk up or down hill of three or four miles might mean a difference in altitude of as many thousand feet the variation in fauna, in a well-stocked area, is considerable.

Two days later a man came to chip firewood off this fallen tree, and the tigress who was lying on the far side killed him. The first cross is dated 15 Decemberand the last, 21 March The late owner of the severed leg was a Hindu, and some portion of her would be needed for the cremation, so as I passed the pool I dug a hole in the bank and buried the leg where it would be safe from the tigress, and could be found when wanted. A sportsman of my acquaintance wounded a tiger one after- noon, and followed the blood trail for several miles along a 38 Man-eaters of Kumaon- valley.

A very violent cyclonic storm had struck this part of the forest the previous summer, uprooting a number of trees; it was towards one of these fallen trees, forty yards from where we were standing, that Robin was now looking.

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JC is a great storyteller The track of the tigress was clearly visible. Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to kill man-eating tigers and leopards that were harassing people in the nearby villages of the Garhwal and Kumaon region. I explained the position to him, and asked him to take immediate steps to collect as many men as he could, and to meet me at the tree where the girl had been killed at ten o’clock the following morning.

Mar 18, Dennis Koniecki rated it it was amazing Shelves: His descriptions were minute and not one bit boring.

Over this area the Chowgarh tiger had established a reign of terror. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Everybody has heard about Jim Corbett we have a national park named mzneater him after allbut the book gives so much insight into Jim Corbett and his love for the jungle.


I agree that they were a menace to the vil This is the third book I am leaving unfinished this year. This is the third book I am leaving unfinished this year. maneatfr

Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett

kumaob Despite the fact that he obviously lived to tell the tale, one soon finds oneself so lost in the narrative that one wonders how Corbett can possibly escape the hairy situation he is describing.

I was debating whether it would be better to retrace our steps and work down below the calling deer and try to get a shot from behind them, or move them from our vicinity by giving the call of a leopard, when one of the hinds turned her head and looked straight into my face.

The text also contains incidental information on flora, fauna and village life. 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.

This was her four hundred and thirty-sixth human kill and she was qulfe’ accustomed to being disturbed at her meals by rescue parties, but this, I think, maaneater the first time she had been followed up so persistently and she now began to show her resentment by growling.

Lowering her head, she half turned towards me, giving me a beautiful shot at the point of her shoulder at a range of less than thirty yards. There is now a Corbett Tiger Reserve in India named in his honor. You get a feeling that you are reading a thriller and not a book on hunting man eaters. After breakfast next morning I left Kala Agar and followed the forest road, which I was informed would take me to the end of the ridge, where I should have to leave the road and take a path two miles downhill kummaon Dalkania.

The men had maneafer seen the movement, and as the head was now stationary and blended in with its surroundings it The Champawat Man-eater was not possible to point it out to them. Overall I cannot say much about this book except that it was utterly amazing, and a must read for everyone who liked adventure stories.

From this mneater the track led up and round the shoulder of the hill.

These stories serve as a reminder of the glorious time when Kuamon jungles were teeming with these wonderful creatures, and also gives us one of the reasons why that isn’t the case any more. 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. Jan 01, Shiva rated it liked it.