These are some of the best tiger stories ever written, utterly gripping accounts of the step by step stalking of man-eaters in the jungle.
Corbett's books on tigers and leopards are not conventional shikar books from India. 'They are as much natural history and anthropology. Apart from that he is a very good story-teller. The narrative of his pursuit of the Rudraprayag leopard holds attention like The Hound of the Baskervilles. His books also contain extraordinarily evocative descriptions of the landscapes of the sub-Himalayan region.
Jim Corbett's stories of tiger-hunting are among the classics of adventure. His career as a hunter of man-eaters - whether leopard or tiger - stretched from 1907 to 1939; and the books in which he described both these expeditions and his daily life in the northern India of those years were best sellers. Here is a selection of his writings, taken from, among others, Man-eaters of Kumaon, My India, and Jungle Love, which will introduce Jim Corbett to a new audience, as well as give renewed pleasure to his old ones.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
These are some of the best tiger stories ever written, utterly gripping accounts of the step by step stalking of man-eaters in the jungle. - Oxford Times
For Corbett fans, this book forms a journey into nostalgia - to savor once more the special atmosphere of the Indian jungle as it was half a century back. - The Economic Times
The Stories and extracts have been selected by R E HAWKINS, who was Corbett's publisher and editor, and who provides an Introduction on the man, his life and his work.