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Author: Jim Corbett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195624815
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.
1. Kunwar Singh
4. Life at Mokameh Ghat
6. The Law of the Jungles
7. The Muktesar Man-eater
8. The Panar Leopard
10. The Pipal Pani Tiger
11. The Pilgrim Road
13. Vigil on a Pine-tree
14. The Chowgarh Tigers
15. The Bachelor of Powalgarh
16. The Fish of my Dreams
18. Wild Life in the Village : an Appeal
19. The Mohan Man-eater
20. Just Tigers
21. On Man-eating
22. Looking Back